Recipe courtesy of Serena Palumbo

Spaghetti Western

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings



  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Brown the ground beef, using a wooden spoon to break it up, then remove the browned beef from the pan. In the same pan, add the onion, celery, and carrot. Add more olive oil, if needed. Add the ground beef back in the pan and add the broth. Stir to deglaze the pan. Add the tomato puree and let it simmer until reduced by 1/3. Add the cumin and cinnamon, and then the beans. Cook the mixture for 2 minutes. 
  2. While the sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta and mix with the meat sauce. Top with the grated pecorino, Cheddar cheese, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, basil, sage, and parsley.