Start by boiling a 500 g packet of rigatoni in boiling water with a little bit of salt and a dash of olive oil added to the water. The pasta is ready when it al dente. Do not overcook to the point where it starts to fall apart. Once cooked, strain the water and return the pasta to the pot. Stir a dash of olive oil into the pasta to keep it from sticking to each other.
Bring some more water to the boil. Add a head of broccoli to the water. Add a pinch of salt and a little bit of sugar to bring out the natural sweetness of the veggies. Cook until el dente en strain the water.
Finely chop 2 medium onions.
Lightly fry the onions in some olive oil. Set aside.
Fry roughly 500 g bacon bits. Set aside once done.
Add a tine of diced and peeled Italian tomatoes to the pan and heat.
Flavour the tomatoes with black pepper, crushed garlic, crushed chilies, mint, oregano, sweet basil and parsley.
Add the bacon bits and onions to the tomato.
It is now time to start adding everything together. I use my large pasta pot to do this in.
I dump the cooked broccoli onto the sauce before adding everything to the pasta.
Stir it all together and transfer to a suitable dish from which to dish up. Serve hot.
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