Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Frugal Holiday Countdown Pasta Sauce

Counting down to holidays means frugal time in the T family 

Mr T was popping off to play cricket against the police I think he is trying to renaact the ashes , this week has seen the buy of new cricket pants ( alas it did not come with the chap who modelled the cricket pants ~ SHAME) also so leg thingy oooh yes pads. I fed my husband an earlier prepared curry and onion Bhajis . Meanwhile earlier I had fried some mince making sure I got rid of any fat.

So I made a one pot spaghetti sauce 


1 pack of mince already cooked.

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

Optional herbs , garlic etc.

A splash of water

A good dollop of Heinz sweet chili ketchup

Chopped red onion


Just mix all the ingredients together and pt in to a cooking pot with a lid and cook for around 30 - 40 minutes  on 180c

Check every so often

Towards the end of cooking remove the lid.

Also boil enough pasta for 4 people

Squeeze a little more ketchup into the spate mix just before mixing in the cooked pasta.

And there you have a frugal holiday rundown of our freezer.


  1. Sounds delish! Bet you were popular with hubby, cooking curry for him!

  2. Sounds very tasty especially with the chilli ketchup

  3. This is my kind of recipe. I call it 'lob it in and hope'. I'm always reading that when you blog a recipe it should be all accurate and measured, so it's nice to find someone else who blogs recipes the same way I do!

  4. Hearty, healthy and delicious and a perfect one pot meal.

  5. I love dishes like this. I use ketchup in mine too, just a squirt. Great idea about using sweet chilli ketchup

  6. Oh yum this sounds delicious - I have to admit I love a nice pasta. x

  7. Yummmm, the addition of the sweet chilli sauce gives this dish a delicious edge, I'm going to try that!

  8. That looks so easy and delicious too

  9. I love easy suppers that you can just chuck together with whatever you have in!

  10. This is one of the things that I make a lot. It is great and stretches and better still the boys both love it

  11. Great recipe, so easy. My kids love pasta so I'll give this ago and put some in the freezer for those busy times when I need a quick freezer email x

  12. Ooh this sounds very tasty Claire, lovely recipe. I am STARVING, if I don't eat soon I'll have to make a start on my thigh!

  13. Oh yum!! This looks very tasty and oh so simple X

  14. Love a quick and easy recipe, my OH would enjoy this.

  15. I love pasta, this is a great recipe, I can't wait to give it a go.

  16. I would slap this back! Love pasta and so such an easy recipe

  17. What an easy meal and a great one to do when camping

  18. I could literally eat pasta every day! This looks great, I will give it a go. Kaz x


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