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Corned Beef Spaghetti with vegetables

Jollof spaghetti with veggies and corned beef
Dear Diary,
This meal came
in handy when we got home after the long trip. There was no time to go shopping and we had to just think of something that will cook fast. These were part of our luggage from Abuja and cooked in less than thirty minutes.
The taste was great and I enjoyed chewing the shredded carrots in there.


INGREDIENTS FOR COOKING SPAGHETTI WITH VEGETABLES AND CORNED BEEF
  • Spaghetti
  • Exeter corned beef
  • Lettuce
  • carrots 
  • Onions
  • pepper
  • tomato paste
  • curry powder
  • Knorr cubes
  • salt 
  • water 

 cooking spaghetti with corned beef and vegetables

COOKING STEPS

  1. I broke the spaghetti in two and  poured into a pot of boiling water
  2. Added a few drops of vegetable oil, salt, chopped onion, ground red pepper and knorr cubes. Covered and allowed to boil some more
  3. Added half a teaspoon of curry, half a dessert spoon of tomato paste, stirred, checked for salt and covered the pot.
  4. When it began to feel tender, I added the shredded carrots ( shredded with a grater), some lettuce and the corned beef. I love mixing the corned beef by stirring it in, but every other member of my family likes to see the chunk in their portions as a side. I did my best trying to please all. Mixed for some while placing some as sides.
  5. It is better served hot and I did just that. Spaghetti cooks very fast.
 adding grated carrots to the pot of spaghetti

When shopping for corned beef, these days, I go for small cans because I do not understand what I see in the big sized corned beef. I prefer to buy many small cans that picking a few big ones. 
Small cans are stamped at both ends while the big cans are stamped only at one end and the color and aroma when opened is not as good as the small cans. That is my observation and I don't know if anyone has observed that too or it's just my head playing games.

For smaller tins of corned beef, I feel they taste better. This meal made us feel so good after the long trip from Abuja. It also gave me enough time to relax and stretch my legs.

Vegetables were used sparingly.
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20 comments:

  1. Yummy! She did it again.

    Compliments of the season sis

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  2. I love cooking my noodles with vegetables...this so yummy, I will try the veggies with spaghetti soon.

    Happy New year in advance

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    1. Thanks Lara, Happy Middle Aged Year!

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  3. I love the colour created with the carrots. I'm sure it wld taste just as good as it looks.

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  4. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Pls wat particular tomato paste do u use dat doesn't make d food taste bitter without frying?

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    1. I used a little quantity of Tasty Tom tomato paste.

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  5. Anonymous12:46 AM

    Aunty don't u seive ur spag? Doesn't it come out sticky if u don't?

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    1. When I boil, I pass it quickly through cold water to remove the sticky starch. This is jollof, there is oil in it so, it can't be sticky.

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  6. Anonymous11:39 PM

    I don't undistnd wat u mean by passn it thru cold water quickly?Pls help me en I rili am enjoyin ur blog

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    1. Fill the pot or bowl of spaghetti with clean cold water and then, drain immediately.

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  7. Dolapo6:34 PM

    neither do i,pls explain better,do you pass it through water before you start cooking at all or wat. Great blog u got here,im newly wed and will learn a lot from you cos i dont know how to cook!

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    1. When cooking is done, you pour cold water in the cooked spaghetti and drain immediately. This reduces the starch that makes it sticky.

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  8. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Hi Eya.thk u so much 4 ur continuous creative spirit.I tried dis recipe dis evening and it was delicious,though i didn't use lettuce as it wasn't available.u didn't specify d amount of ingredients 2 use if one is 2 cook a full pack 4 instance.4 me i cooked about half a pack and used d same amount of ingredients u used 4 urs.4 d sake of odas who wil be willin 2 try dis,pls specify on d right amount of ingredients 2 use 4 a full pack or half a pack.keep up d good work and God bless u.while i await ur rpl and look 4wad 2 try new recipes plus quick fixes.cheers.

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    1. Sorry about the amount of ingredients. hope it didn't taste too tasty? I will try to specify next time.
      Thanks.

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  9. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Hi Eya.thk u so much 4 ur continuous creative spirit.I tried dis recipe dis evening and it was delicious,though i didn't use lettuce as it wasn't available.u didn't specify d amount of ingredients 2 use if one is 2 cook a full pack 4 instance.4 me i cooked about half a pack and used d same amount of ingredients u used 4 urs.4 d sake of odas who wil be willin 2 try dis,pls specify on d right amount of ingredients 2 use 4 a full pack or half a pack.keep up d good work and God bless u.while i await ur rpl and look 4wad 2 try new recipes plus quick fixes.cheers.

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    1. It's OK, thank you dear!

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  10. ****Mufasa. Said11:04 AM

    Thanx eya, I just made this!!!u r a darlin, pls keep d receipies comin.

    ****Mufasa Said

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    1. Hi Mufasa, hope it's better than mine? did you enjoy eatging it?

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  11. thanx eya i usually enjoy spaghetti but was told it high in carbs and i av sice stopped cooking this pls how true is this wouldnt mind going back to it. would appreciate your prompt response

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    1. Favour, it's true that most of our foods are high in carbs o. How I help myself is by eating smaller portions and not just complete avoidance.

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