Lazy Man's Mantı
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Turkish
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkt pasta (bow ties or spaghetti are the favourites for this dish)
  • 1 pkt pasta (bow ties or spaghetti are the favourites for this dish)
  • Olive oil for the pasta
  • Olive oil for the pasta
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g beef mince
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped finely
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped finely
  • 2 sweet peppers chopped finely (Sivri Biber)
  • 2 sweet peppers chopped finely (Sivri Biber)
  • ¾ tsp salt, more or less as desired
  • ¾ tsp salt, more or less as desired
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper (mild or hot)
  • ½ tsp red pepper (mild or hot)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Plain yogurt
  • Plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil your favourite pasta and drain when al dente
  2. Add a splash of olive oil and mix through the pasta
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan gently and saute the onions until transparent
  4. Add the mince and cook gently, stirring often
  5. Fry the meat until all the juices have run out and have dried up
  6. Add the tomatoes and gently fry for a minute
  7. Add the peppers and continue frying for another minute
  8. Add the spices and check the flavour, adding more if necessary
  9. Cook gently for 15 minutes
  10. Serve the pasta into bowls and spoon the meat sauce on top
  11. Add dollops of plain or garlic yogurt if desired
Recipe by Pantry Fun at https://pantryfun.com/lazy-mans-manti/