I’m a Personal Trainer so a lot of the time my clients might ask me for suggestions on healthy eating ideas and recipes; being unwilling to simply bore people with “chicken, broccoli and rice” based answers indefinitely I decided to start exploring healthy ways to prepare tasty meals, so check out this one for Spanish Spaghetti.
The one thing which binds people of different culture is their food. Be it the Asian, European or Middle Eastern cuisines, a foodie will always love tasting new cuisines. My favorite is the Italian food as its rich creamy and spicy too. From top most restaurants, street food, to cozy homes, people love eating Italian food. Pizza is one Italian creation which is loved by people all around the world. But, my love is more inclined towards the Spaghetti.
You never get bored eating these slippery noodles coated with sauce. While many people like to their Spaghetti with cream sauce, I like to mix it tangy sauce and fresh herbs, not only because generally speaking there’s a lot less fat/satfat and calories in that type of sauce, but done right it can also be much tastier.. One of the reasons why I like my Spaghetti this way is it contains less calories and gives a burst of taste in mouth. This is a very easy recipe and takes nearly 30 to 35 minutes to cook. All the ingredients use in the recipe are simple and easy to get in any market store. So, if you want to dine well or show off your culinary skills to your friends, this Spanish Spaghetti will do wonders for you.
Ingredients for Spanish Spaghetti
- 8 Ounce of Spaghetti
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Cups of Chopped Onion
- 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Celery Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 8 Ounces Extra-lean Ground Beef
- 1 and 2/3 cups Lower-Sodium Marinara Sauce
- 2 Ounces Pimiento-Stuffed Olives, sliced
- 1/4 Cup Dry Sherry
- 1 Tablespoon Capers
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
Method to cook Spanish Spaghetti. Time 40 minutes (approx.)
Take a large sauce pan filled with 4 cups of water on a high flame till the water is boiling. Pour the Spaghetti and let it cook on medium flame till it’s perfectly cooked. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium flame. Add olive oil with some onion and sauté till they are soft. Now, pour garlic, oregano, celery salt, red pepper and black pepper. Roast the mixture for another 1 minute. Now add the crumble beef into the pan and cook for 5 minutes of more till it’s brown and starts crumbling. Pour the remaining ingredients like marinara sauce, sherry, capers, olives and few parsley. Bring the mixture to boil and put it on simmer for another 3 minutes till the mixture gets thickens. Add the Spaghetti on medium flame and stir the mixture till it’s evenly coated with the spicy beef sauce. Garnish with some chopped parsley and serve hot.
The best part about cooking the Spanish Spaghetti is its healthy and quite filling. So, next time, when you want to eat something really tasty, try cooking the Spaghetti instead of getting a takeaway from a cheap restaurant. If you want more Healthy Recipes one of the services I offer as a Nutritional Advisor / Personal Trainer is the production of a four week healthy eating meal plan so check that out on the Personal Training services section of my website for more info.