Somali Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Everett
Everett February 19, 2021
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How To Make Somali Spaghetti Sauce

Ground beef, tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots are combined for a tangy and loaded Somali-style spaghetti sauce that’s also rich in spices.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 59 minutes
Total: 1 hour 29 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 1tspcumin seeds
  • 1tspHimalayan pink salt
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspItalian seasoning
  • 1tspsalt free seasoning blend,such as Mrs. Dash®
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1onion,diced
  • 1large potato,peeled and cubed
  • 2carrots,diced
  • 14oztomatoes,(2 cans) diced
  • 2tbspwater,or to taste
  • 16ozangel hair pasta,(1 package)

Instructions

  1. Place cilantro and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Toast cumin seeds in a small pot over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Grind into a powder.

  3. Transfer ground cumin to a small bowl. Add Himalayan pink salt, turmeric, paprika, Italian seasoning, seasoning blend, and black pepper to make the seasoning mix.

  4. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir for about 5 minutes until browned. Stir in ½ of the seasoning mix. Add onion; cook and stir for about 5 minutes until softened.

  5. Add potato and carrots. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until slightly softened.

  6. Stir tomatoes into the pot and bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in cilantro-garlic mixture and remaining seasoning mix. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes until flavors combine.

  7. Thin sauce with water if it seems too thick.

  8. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair in boiling water, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain.

  9. Serve sauce over pasta and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 636.70kcal
  • Fat: 25.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.42g
  • Fiber: 5.96g
  • Sugar: 6.18g
  • Protein: 25.44g
  • Cholesterol: 53.68mg
  • Sodium: 465.92mg
  • Calcium: 70.77mg
  • Potassium: 924.81mg
  • Iron: 4.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 212.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.78mg
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