Beef, Spinach and Pasta Bake
The whole family will enjoy this tasty bake, and it's economical too.
|400 g||Pasta bows|
|2 tbsp||Olive oil|
|600 g||Beef mince|
|800 g||Chopped tomatoes|
|2 tbsp||Tomato paste|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|1 cup||Cheddar cheese|
- Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
- At the same time, heat a saucepan, add oil, onion (finely diced) and garlic (crushed and chopped), cooking over a medium heat for 5 minutes to soften. Add the beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon.
- Add tomatoes and tomato paste, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced and sauce thick. Stir in spinach (coarsely chopped) and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 180 C. Combine pasta and beef sauce and pour into a large baking dish. Scatter with cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
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