My child really liked to eat pasta with white sauce or with meat sauce.. This time I made spaghetti sauce for him with the combination of the cheese mixture, because he really liked cheese.This recipe from the Pasta Perfection book by Linda Fraser. But I have replaced many ingredients from the recipe in accordance with my child appetite.
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp olive oil
1 onion,finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped pancetta ( I used 2 tbsp chopped smoked chicken )
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
350 gr lean minced beef
400 ml milk
1 big tomato, chopped
1 tbsp tomatoes puree’
1 tsp dried bay leaf
1 tsp dried parsley
Salt and black pepper
150 gr cheddar cheese shredder
Cooked pasta, to serve
Heat the butter and oil in heavy-based saucepan.
Add the onion and garlic, cook cover a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the smoked chicken, stir in the bay leaf and parsley. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
Add the beef, and crumble it into the vegetables, Stir until the meat loses its red colour. Season to taste.
Add the milk and cook until it has evaporated.
Stir in the tomato, and puree, with the salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to boil.
Add the cheddar cheese, stir until dissolved.
Reduce the heat to low simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Correct the seasoning before serving on a bed of pasta.
Darrell really enjoyed his food....:)