Beef, tomato and olive pasta

    40 min

    This pasta dish is delicious and packed full of flavour. A beef, olive and tomato sauce is poured over pasta, then topped with grated mozzarella, before being grilled to perfection. Serve with a side salad or garlic bread, if desired.

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    Makes: 8 

    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 425g passata
    • 140g black olives, pitted and sliced
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 450g penne pasta
    • 2 teaspoons softened butter
    • 110g grated mozzarella cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In large frying pan, cook beef over medium heat until done. Drain. Add passata, olives, Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic granules and oregano. Simmer 15 minutes.
    2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
    3. Please pasta in a shallow, 3 litre baking dish. Toss with butter. Pour meat sauce over and top with grated mozzarella.
    4. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

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    I’ve made this recipe for over 20 years and it is very versatile. I always use a large can of pureed tomatoes in sauce otherwise there is not enough sauce. Substitute chopped green peppers and mushrooms for the ground beef if serving to non-meat eaters. It tastes just as good. Add a sprinkle of cayenne for a little pizzazz. Great dish for pot lucks. Buon appetito!  -  05 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I mixed the meat sauce with the noodles and topped with the cheese and baked at 350 for approx 20 minutes (instead of broiling). Very tasty!  -  27 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe! I double the tomato sauce or else there isn't enough. Aside from that it has turned out to be a new favorite dish. Its quick and easy and tastes great!  -  28 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)