Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vacation recipe: fast macaroni

Again a very easy vacation recipe: fast macaroni. You can serve it with some good fruit, cucumber and a salad. Ideal for warm weather.
This recipe is a family recipe and the favourite meal for our youngest. When you ask him which meal he chooses as diner, he always chooses macaroni. No french fries, no pizza and no hot dog, but macaroni. He eats such a lot of it, that he even don't want a dessert.
So it's almost impossible to go on a holiday and don't cook macaroni for once. Our youngest would be so disappointed.
To prepare the macaroni you are going to need the following ingredients:


  • 125 grams bacon;
  • 250 - 500 grams minced beef;
  • 500 grams macaroni;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 big can of tomato paste (about 60 grams);
  • dash olive oil, extra virgin;
  • to go ahead a salad, cucumber, and/or melon and Parmesan.

Fritter the onion. Cut the bacon in small slices. Put a frying pan on low heat and add the bacon. After 1 minute add the onion and bake for another 4 minutes. Meanwhile boil water in a big pan. Add the minced beef to the onion / bacon mixture and bake it until it's well done. When the water boils add the macaroni and cook as written on the directions on the package. We love to cook it just al dente. 
Spoon the beef mixture on the sides of the frying pan and put the tomato paste in the middle. Bake the tomato paste for about two minutes. You know when it's right when the aroma of the paste changes from sour to sweet. The same happens with the flavor of the paste. When you bake it for about two minutes it becomes a little bit sweet. When you don't the paste tastes sour. 
Mix the tomato paste with the beef and turn the heat of. Drain the macaroni and add a dash olive oil. Mix very well. Then add the beef mixture and again mix very well until every macaroni piece got a nice orange/red color. Serve this with a salad, cucumber and/or melon and you've got a delicious meal. (we also love to grate some Parmesan on it, to taste even better!)

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