Lola’s Kitchen: Tomato Pasta Sauce with Minced Meat, Mushrooms and Olives Recipe

Posted July 19, 2019 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 4 Comments

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

I already shared my standard Tomato Sauce recipe on the blog, but this is a meat-y version of it with added ingredients that my boyfriend likes, but I don’t. He thought it turned out great, so I figured I would share the recipe with you too :).



  • Minced Meat – 300 gram
  • Mushrooms – 250 gram
  • Onion – 1
  • Red Bell Pepper – 1
  • Olives – a few spoonfuls
  • Low salt Bouillon cube – 1 1/2
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Tomato puree- 2 tablespoons
  • Sambal – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cornstarch – 3 teaspoons

This recipe feeds about 2-3 people. Add your favorite pasta.


  1. First cut the onion in small pieces. Heat the olive in a wok and bake the onions till they are translucent. Start cutting the tomatoes and red bell pepper in the meantime.
  2. Then add the minced meat once the onions are translucent and finish cutting the tomatoes and red bell pepper while it bakes./li>
  3. When the meat is mostly brown, add the red bell pepper and tomatoes. Bake for a bit.
  4. Then start slicing the mushrooms, don’t add it to the sauce yet.
  5. Add some boiled water, the tomato puree, sambal and bouillon cube to the sauce. Start boiling the pasta around now.
  6. Slice each olives in three pieces. Now add the mushrooms and olives to the sauce and stir well. Cook for a few minutes.
  7. Let the cornstarch dissolve in a bit of water and then add it to the sauce, let it cook for a few more minutes.
  8. Serve your pasta with the sauce and enjoy!



What’s your favorite pasta sauce to make?

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4 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Tomato Pasta Sauce with Minced Meat, Mushrooms and Olives Recipe

    • Thanks! I like making pasta and my boyfriend is always happy when I make this meat version for him. I have a slightly different recipe that I make for when we both eat it, without meat and mushrooms.

  1. Hmmm sounds really good! It looks different from the red sauce we make at home. Maybe the minced meat is different. You are so lovely to make this for your boyfriend though. How wonderful of you. ❤️❤️❤️ I personally prefer white sauces. I think its the cooked tomato sauce that makes me feel a little sick when I eat it.
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    • I’ve never grown fond of white sauces, I prefer red sauces. Not sure about the minced, meat, it’s possible it looks different in other places. I like cooking and my boyfriend always loves it when I make this for him, so I am happy to do it :).

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