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Hawa Hassan Shares the Spicy Somali Pasta Recipe From Her New Cookbook, ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

1 small green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped 

1 small red onion, finely chopped 

1 pound ground beef 

3 tablespoons Xawaash Spice Mix (see below) 

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 

2 tablespoons tomato paste 

One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with their juices 

Cooked spaghetti (or whatever shape pasta you like) and coarsely chopped cilantro, for serving

Place the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add the beef, Xawaash, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally to break up the beef, until the meat is browned, about 15 minutes.

Add the tomato paste and diced tomatoes (and their juices). Fill the tomato can halfway with water and

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