Ham, Tomato & Chilli Sauce


Very easy.

1 tbsp olive oil.

800 g/1 lb 12 oz canned.

2 tbsp butter chopped tomatoes.

1 onion, chopped finely salt and pepper.

150 g/5'6 oz ham, diced.

450 g/1 lb bucatini or penne.

2 garlic cloves, chopped very finely.

2 tbsp chopped fresh.

1 fresh red chilli, seeded and 10-15 flat-leafed parsley minutes chopped finely 6 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan.

1 hour.

Put the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion and fry for 10 minutes until soft and golden. Add the ham and fry for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, chilli and tomatoes.

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Season with a little salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer over a medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes until thickened.

Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving dish.

Pour the sauce over the pasta. Add the parsley, Parmesan and the remaining butter. Toss well to mix. Serve immediately.

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