DECADENT PASTICCO


This great-tasting Italian dish is made using a pasta base filled with a delicious savoury mince.

  • • Filling
  • • 30 ml oil
  • • 1 onion, sliced
  • • 500 g lean beef mince
  • • 30 ml tomato paste
  • • 1 x 410 g can chopped tomatoes
  • • 15 ml mixed dried herbs
  • • Salt and pepper to season
  • • Pasta Base
  • • 125 ml milk
  • • 310 ml water
  • • 30 ml  margarine
  • • 1 x sachet Macaroni & Cheese
  • • Topping
  • • 2 eggs, beaten
  • • 125 ml milk
  • • 125 ml grated Cheddar cheese

 

  • For the filling: Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  • Stir onion until soft.
  • Add mince and brown.
  • Add tomato paste, tomatoes, herbs and seasoning.
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 min.
  • For the pasta base: Place the milk, water and margarine in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Add the sauce sachet and the pasta to this and simmer for 8-10 min, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Lay the pasta in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, then place the mince mixture on top.
  • For the topping: Mix the beaten eggs, milk and cheese together, pour over the mince and bake in the oven at 180C for 20-30 min.

THIS IS THE BEST TASTING ITALIAN DISH AND ALWAYS A WINNER WITH GUESTS!!!!  QUICK AND EASY TO MAKE AND PERFECT FOR THOSE COLD WINTER NIGHTS……..AND TASTES UNBELIEVABLY YUMMY!!!  Enjoy oxox

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