Silverbeet and mince pasta

1 Tbsp oil

1 onion

1 clove garlic, or 1 tsp garlic granules/powder (optional)

500 g beef mince

1 beef stock cube

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1 grated carrot (or zucchini)

1 tin tomatoes

1 bunch silverbeet

2 cups pasta

Cook pasta according to package instructions.  Time it so the pasta is ready at the same time as your mince and vegetables.

Heat oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan.  Dice onion (and garlic if using) and cook until beginning to soften.  Add mince and cook through.  Sprinkle stock cube, basil and oregano over the mince and stir through.  Add carrot and tomatoes and stir.  Chop silverbeet and add to the frying pan.  Stir through so the heat can help wilt all leaves.  It is ready to serve when the silverbeet is wilted. 

I add the pasta to the frying pan and serve all together, but you can also put the pasta on the bottom and cover with the meat and vegetable mixture, if you prefer.

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