Brown sauce mince with pasta

Pasta with meaty brown sauce

Every so often, I feel like eating pasta without a tomato base, even if it means tomato pesto which I’m nuts about. *grin*

I was first introduced to the idea of mince in brown sauce when we had dinner with some of Nil’s friends – it was very simple, yet hearty and I fell in love with it instantly. However, I wasn’t very sure what was in it or how to go about making it so the Internet proved to be a pretty wonderful tool. I made some adjustments to the original recipe and included mushrooms and onions as well as a small about of tomato just for colour.

Brown sauce mince with pasta


Mince beef
Fresh button mushrooms
Beef stock
Corn starch
Black pepper and salt to taste


  1. Diced onions, tomato and button mushrooms.
  2. In a pot/pan, fry the onions and tomato until soft before adding the mince beef. Fry until the beef is cooked then add in the beef stock and some water.
  3. Cover the pot and allow the mix to sit and simmer for a few minutes before adding the corn starch to thicken the sauce.
  4. Add salt and black pepper to taste; once the mince has thickened, turn off the heat and serve with freshly cooked pasta and some grated cheese.

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