Pasta Navy Style

Published 2020-08-02 on Yaroslav's recipe book

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Pasta Navy Style

This is one of the three pasta dishes that I usually cook, one of which I have posted before here. It's a Russian pasta recipe that is fast and easy to make and is quite tasty.


Here are the ingredients for about two hearty adult portions:

  • 250g pasta. Usually I prefer to use fusilli or penne, but any short-cut pasta should do.
  • 300-400g ground beef
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Salt


  1. Add olive oil to your frying pan, heat it to medium-high heat.
  2. Chop some onions and add them to the preheated pan.
  3. After a couple of minutes add the ground beef to the pan, salt it and mix it a bit with the onions in the pan.
  4. When the meat is almost done, mince the garlic and add it together with the cumin and paprika to the pan.
  5. Cook the pasta in a pot until its done al dente while the beef is being cooked.
  6. Grate the tomatoes over the pan using a grater with small-sized slots, in such a way that the tomato paste and juice falls right away from the grater to the pan.
  7. Grate the carrot using a grater with medium-sized slots and add it to the pan.
  8. Salt some more to taste, and add some black pepper to taste, mix.
  9. Cook it over medium/medium-low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the water and juices from the tomatoes have almost completely evaporated.
  10. Once (or if) the pasta and beef is already cooked, add the pasta to the pan and cook for another couple of minutes.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy!

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