South-of-the-border sauce

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

6 cups (1.5 L)

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes
South-of-the-border sauce

Virginia MacDonald

Our cumin-spiked tomato sauce, topped with avocado and sour cream, is unconventional and addictive. It's great over pasta, too.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 700-ml jar pasta sauce , preferably spicy
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce , optional
  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  • Lightly coat a large saucepan with oil and set over medium. Crumble beef into pan. Sprinkle with onion and garlic. Using a fork, break up and stir meat until it’s no longer pink, about 5 min. Drain off excess liquid.
  • Add sauce, salsa, oregano, cumin and Tabasco. Stirring often, bring to a boil. Then reduce heat. Cover and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavours develop, about 10 min. Spoon over crusty bread. Top with cheese, sour cream and avocado.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 427,
  • Protein
  • 24 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g,
  • Fat
  • 27 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,