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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

This super easy spaghetti meat sauce is ideal for busy families who want to serve up tasty comfort food in a flash. This recipe was made using the NN-SD79L Cyclonic Inverter Microwave.


  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ capsicum finely chopped
  • 300 g minced beef
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g canned tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Combine the onions, capsicum, oil, minced beef and garlic in a microwave safe dish.
  • Place in Microwave and cook on P10 for 6 minutes. Stir half way through cooking.
  • Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, salt, black pepper, mixed herbs and cook on P7 for 14-16 minutes. Stir half way through cooking.
  • Remove and serve with spaghetti and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • (Spaghetti can also be cooked in the Microwave if required)