This simple minced meat sauce recipe is made using simple everyday Nigerian ingredients to create a delicious spaghetti sauce. Without adding anything too fancy, you can rummage through your freezer and whip this up quick and simple as I did.
Please note, I mostly eyeballed the ingredients I used, so I don’t have precise measurements, so cook it with your eyes, your heart and your taste buds.
Did you know, you can mince your own meat with a blender? Chop the meat up into small chunks, and pass it through a meat mincer or a blender with a little water (and some oil though optional) to help it blitz. You can make Meat Balls also with the mince.
- Minced Beef
- Tomatoes+Peppers (blended mix)
- Onions (chopped)
- Garlic (chopped)
- Basil (they call it curry leaf in local markets in Lagos and around Nigeria) *optional but I advise you add it)
- Vegetable oil (you can use coconut oil, olive oil)
- Bay leaf
- Curry powder
- *Seasoning cubes optional
Optional (the sauce will fair well without these, so they are completely optional)
- Black pepper
- Light or dark soy sauce
- In a pot, heat some oil till it is hot, add chopped onions, garlic, and bay leaf fry till they sizzle.
- Add blended pepper mix
- Add your, sliced basil, curry powder, thyme, salt, seasoning cubes, and if you are using, black pepper, turmeric (don’t be heavy-handed with turmeric it will overpower and alter the taste), butter, and soy sauce.
- Cook till the liquid in the pepper mix is significantly reduced, add the minced meat and cook till done. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
Serve with spaghetti or any main of choice.
Would you like to try my meat balls recipe? The steps are equally super easy to follow. You know I like easy. MEAT BALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE