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Penne with Rich Pork and Tomato Ragu


One of my all-time favorite Slimming World recipes. Delicious alternative to a standard Spaghetti Bolognese and also very child-friendly.

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  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 500 g extra lean pork, minced
  • 7 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (198 g)
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tabelspoon concentrated chicken stock
  • 8 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 400 g dried penne


Servings 4


Step 1

Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chili and stir fry 2-3 minutes. Add pork and cinnamon and stir fry an additional 3-4 minutes.

Add tomatoes, stock and chopped basil and bring to the boil. Season well, cover tightly and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes.

While sauce is cooking, cook the pasta. Drain and return to the saucepan. Pour over the meat sauce. Toss to mix well. Serve with cottage cheese (yum!).


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