Betty's Bacon, Chili and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Betty's Bacon, Chili And Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


An incredibly easy pasta sauce recipe. Simple and only takes 10 -15 minutes to make. Perfect for when you need dinner on the table fast.

More or less chili can be added depended on your liking.


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6 adults
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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    1 tablespoon butter
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    1 medium sized onion, diced small
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    3 teaspoons minced garlic
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    1- 2 teaspoons dried chili flakes - use more or less depending on the heat you want
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    1 pound (500g) good quality bacon, rind removed and diced
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    1 large jar passata (tomato sauce for north america - 24 fl oz/720 ml)
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    1 tin crushed tomatoes
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    1 teaspoon dried basil
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    1 teaspoon dried oregano
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    1/2 teaspoon pepper
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    1 tablespoon white sugar
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    2/3 cup water
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    cooked pasta to serve - your choice

How to Make Betty's Bacon, Chili and Tomato Pasta Sauce


  1. In a large skillet/frying pan, heat the butter.
    Add the onions and cook until translucent (about 3-4 minutes). Add the bacon, garlic and chili flakes. Continue to cook and fry until fragrant (about 3 minutes)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (use the water to "swish" around the passata/tomato sauce and canned tomato jars/tins to get everthing out).
  3. Once at a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for a further 5-7 minutes. Serve over prepared hot pasta.

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About Betty's Bacon, Chili and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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