• 400g linguine or spaghetti pasta
  • 120g streaky bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 1 dried chilli
  • 1can (450g) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of maggi or worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • chopped parsley and parmesan to serve


  • STEP 1
    Thinly slice the onion and cut the bacon into pieces of about 7mm thickness. Discard the seeds of the chilli and chop finely.
  • STEP 2
    Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon on a low heat. Once the bacon starts to become slightly crispy on the edges, add the onion and chilli. Cook on a low heat until the onions start to caramelise. (POINT: At least 15mins)
  • STEP 3
    Add the chopped tomatoes and sugar and leave the sauce to thicken on a low to medium heat for 15-20mins.
  • STEP 4
    Season with a little salt, pepper and dash of maggi or worcester sauce.
  • STEP 5
    Pour over cooked pasta and serve with chopped parsley and grated parmesan.

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