Turkey Mince, Chorizo and Tomato Pasta

Savoury Things | November 18, 2016 | By

I’ve been on a bit of a mission lately buying cheap foods and turning them into something simple and delicious, cooking and eating on a budget is what I’ve been trying to achieve for a healthier body and a lighter wallet. I’ve been doing a lot of food shops at Aldi, I know what you’re thinking cheap foreign food but it’s far from that all of it’s meat is sourced in Britain and everything I’ve purchased has been of a good quality whilst being much cheaper than most other supermarkets.

Turkey Mince has become a staple in my weekly food shop and I’ve been experimenting with it quite a lot from; meatballs, burgers, chilli and the dish I’ve made today. Turkey mince is very lean and a great source of protein, I even prefer it to beef mince now.

The Whole meal above cost me less than £4.00 for 4/5 portions depends how hungry you’re feeling.

So let’s get down to business….

Turkey Mince, Chorizo and Tomato Pasta
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 450 g turkey mince
  2. 100 g chorizo
  3. 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  4. 1 red onion
  5. 1 carrot
  6. 2 cloves garlic
  7. 1 bunch basil
Instructions
  1. Start by prepping all your vegetables by finely dicing them.
  2. Heat a pan with a touch of oil and start browning off the; chorizo, onion, carrot and garlic, once they have softened and have coloured slightly deglaze the pan with a splash of red wine ( not essential ).
  3. Add the turkey mince and cook on a medium heat until the turkey mince is cooked through, then add the tin of chopped tomatoes.
  4. Season the sauce and meat to taste.
  5. Add some roughly chopped basil at the end and mix it in. Adding fresh herbs like basil towards the end will stop them going brown and retain a nice fresh taste.
Notes
  1. I used roughly 250 g dry fusilli for this recipe, I won't go into boiling pasta because it's pretty easy with the dried stuff, just follow the instructions on the packet.
  2. You won't need to use much oil for this recipe as by sweating off the chorizo and the vegetables the chorizo will release it's own fat.
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