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What you need:

2 tbsp olive oil
500g lean minced beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
400g can chopped tomatoes
450g  jar or carton tomato passata
good pinch of dried oregano, or to taste
400g spaghetti
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

What you do:

Heat a wok or large, deep frying pan with the olive oil. Crumble the beef into the pan and stir-fry over a high heat for 2 minutes to break up the meat and brown it.
Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Stir over a medium heat for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes and the passata. Stir well, then add the oregano and seasoning. Cook over a medium heat so that the sauce boils gently, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until thick.
While the sauce is cooking, cook the spaghetti in a pan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes, or according to the pack instructions, until tender with a bite at the centre. Drain and turn into a warmed serving bowl.
Give the sauce one last stir, then pour over the hot pasta.

Toss gently and serve immediately with a little  grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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What you need:

1 onion ( diced)
6 rashers streaky bacon ( chopped)
300g risotto rice
1/2 pint  vegetable stock
100g frozen peas

parmesan cheese

What you do:

In a wok  heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and fry until lightly browned (around 6  minutes). Add the bacon and gently fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.
Add the rice and gently pour in the vegetable stock , then bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and simmer covered, for 15-20 minutes until the rice is almost tender.
Stir in the peas,  and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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