Rigatoni With Spiced Meat Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

This sounds tasty and quick and easy to make. From "Everyday Food", November 2008.

Top Review by EnjoyingLife

I had this recipe emailed to me from Everyday Food and liked it enough that I wanted to add it to Recipezaar then found it was already here! I used ground beef. The only change I would make is to add a bit more spice, perhaps red pepper flakes. I made a big batch and used the leftover sauce for Sloppy Joes it was so thick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente; drain, and return to pot. Set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook ground meat in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomato paste, cinnamon, and cayenne, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups water, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in vinegar, and season again with salt and pepper. Add sauce to pot with pasta, and toss to combine.
  6. Serve with green salad and warm bread.

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