Pork and Beef Pasta Bake

    Pork and Beef Pasta Bake


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    About this recipe: A hearty dish that's simple to make. Rigatoni is layered with sausagemeat and beef in a tomato sauce, soured cream, mozzarella, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese.

    Serves: 12 

    • 450g rigatoni pasta
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 225g minced beef
    • 225g pork sausagemeat
    • 1.1kg tomato based pasta sauce
    • salt to taste
    • 175g mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 175ml soured cream
    • 170g cottage cheese
    • 170g mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large, heavy frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion in oil until tender. Stir in rosemary and garlic. Transfer to a small bowl.
    3. Place minced beef and sausagemeat in the frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Stir in the onion mixture and the pasta sauce. Season with salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish. In the prepared dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, sliced mozzarella, soured cream, cottage cheese and a little less than half of the meat mixture. Then layer the rest of the pasta, grated mozzarella, remaining meat mixture and Parmesan cheese.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through and cheeses are melted.

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