Macaroni and Beef

Macaroni and Beef


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Here's a great option next time you need to feed an army! This macaroni and beef dish is perfect for large groups and very easy to throw together.

Fleur de lys

Serves: 10 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 185g tomato paste
  • 500g tinned crushed tomatoes
  • 600g macaroni
  • 500g sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat and stir in the beef mince until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, Italian herbs, cayenne pepper and salt; continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Drain off the excess grease and add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the grill and set the oven rack at about 15cm from the heat source.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Stir the cooked macaroni into the meat sauce until combined then spread into a 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
  5. Grill in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 5 minutes.

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