I’m happy to be back, and to get back to cooking again. Today I made a dish I like to call Hetty’s Regatoni with meat-sauce. I love a good lasagna, and we’ve had a old family lasagna recipe that we always use when we’re making lasagna. I remember when I was a kid and my mom had dinner guests, she would make her famous lasagna served with a good salad and garlic bread on the side. I used to stay awake until her guest went home because I knew there was always leftovers. So when they went home I would sneak down to the kitchen, and my mom would give me plate of the left over lasagna. Anyway the point is that I wanted to make something new, so I decided to use the meat sauce that my mom uses for her famous lasagna and mix it with regatoni pasta ans serve it up with a salad on the side and garlic bread. I’d never cooked regatoni pasta before and never tasted it before either, but I have to say this dish turned out a whole lot better than I expected. The result was amazing, and I really wanted to share it with you, whom ever is out there.. if there is anyone out there..
1 pound of ground beef
2 Canned diced tomatoes
10 oz. of tomato paste
500 g Regatoni pasta
8 oz of canned mushrooms slices
Chili explosion ( or any chili seasoning blend)
Tuscan spice blend
2 cloves of minced garlic
How to make Hetty’s Regatoni with a meat-sauce:
- Start by boiling the pasta, add a pinch of salt into the water.
- Cook the ground beef in a iron skillet with butter, season with pepper, Tuscan spice blend, and chili. Put the tomatoes, the tomato paste and the mushrooms into a pot. Season with pepper, oregano, basil, some chili and two cloves of minced garlic.
- When the ground beef is cooked add it into the tomato sauce and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
- When the pasta is done, drain the water and add it into a serving bowl. ( you don’t need all of it, adjust the pasta by preference. Add the meat-sauce and mix it all well together. Serve it up with a nice salad and some bread on the side!
I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I did. Hope to see you back here tomorrow for a new post. I wish you all well, and hope y’all have an amazing day.