Microwave Mince and Pasta Bake

    Microwave Mince and Pasta Bake


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    A nice microwave dinner for the whole family. Lots of vegetables, meat and pasta. Tastes great, even the kids will love it.

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g uncooked macaroni
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 1 cup sliced celery
    • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 300g pasta sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender; about 8 minutes. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile; crumble the beef mince into a 2 litre or larger casserole dish. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook in the microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes; or until beef is no longer pink. Stir once during cooking. Drain off the fat.
    3. Stir the tomatoes, pasta sauce and sugar into the beef then and season with paprika, oregano, caraway seed, cayenne pepper and salt.
    4. Cover and cook in the microwave on power level 8 for about 14 minutes or until celery is tender and the flavours have blended.
    5. Remove from the microwave and mix in the cooked macaroni. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes until heated through. Serve.

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