When preparing this dish in her classes, EatClub Ruth loves seeing kids and teens gobble down vegetables without complaint. For fuzzy eaters, be sure to chop veg finely.

Preparation time: 25 minutes. 

Ingredients (Serves 3-4)

3tbs of oil for frying (olive oil)

1 small onion + 2 garlic cloves - chopped

2 carrots - peeled and chopped

A handful of frozen peas (optional)

100g of ground beef

1/2 can of tomatoes or 2 fresh tomatoes

80-100g dry pasta per person

Salt and pepper to taste

Grated hard cheese (optional)


  1. Fry the onion in the oil over a low flame in a medium size pan. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the beef to the pan and fry until cooked through and brown. Stir in the tomatoes, carrots and peas (if using) flavour with salt and pepper, cover and continue cooking over a low flame for 15 minutes until the carrots are soft.
  2. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta in boiling water according the instructions on the packet. Drain when ready and add a spoonful of oil.
  3. When the sauce is ready, combine with the pasta and serve. Sprinkle with cheese if using.

With thanks to EatClub for providing the recipe. 

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