Tagliatelle with Mediterranean Meat Sauce

Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce

This is a simple sauce with lots of flavors from pantry and fridge.


  • 12oz (350gr) ground beef (mince)
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 15oz (450gr) whole tomatoes, peeled, chopped, juices reserved
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mixed green and black olives, chopped
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 3oz (90gr) feta, crumbled
  • 4oz (120gr) tagliatelli 


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. When done, drain.
  • Heat 1 tbs oil in large skillet. 
  • Add the paprika, onion, pepper, garlic, and sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes.  
  • Add the beef and sauté, breaking it up as it browns.
  • Add the tomatoes, juices, sherry, stock and herbs.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until the sauce reduces and thickens, about 20 minutes. 
  • Stir the olives and capers into the sauce and simmer another minute.
  • Remove sauce from heat and gently stir in feta.
  • Spoon over pasta and serve.


Use any type of olive you like…. add a few more if you skip the capers.


Keywords: ground beef, meat sauce. Med flavors

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