One-pan beef, tomato and Parmesan pasta

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    This is a one-pan supper that will please the entire family. Mince, Italian chopped tomatoes, pasta and courgette are simmered in beef stock till the pasta is tender. The whole lot is finished with grated Parmesan for a tasty meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 675g lean minced beef
    • 400ml beef stock
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes with Italian herbs
    • 100g uncooked farfalle pasta
    • 250g courgette, sliced 5mm thick
    • 60g grated Parmesan cheese, divided

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

    1. In a large frying pan over medium/high heat, brown the mince until no longer pink, breaking it up with a spoon. Remove beef with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Pour off the dripping.
    2. Return the frying pan to the heat and add the beef stock, tomatoes and pasta. Stir to coat all of the pasta. bring to the boil and reduce heat to medium.
    3. Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes stirring frequently. Add courgette and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is tender.
    4. Return beef to the frying pan and stir in 2/3 of the cheese; heat through. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over each serving.

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    A good "base" recipe that can easily be elaborated on for taste or what you happen to have in your pantry. I had rotini pasta, which worked well but cooked faster than the 15 minutes alloted. I also only had plain diced tomatoes, but that was remedied by adding onion, garlic, salt and pepper to the beef, then italian spices to the tomatoes. Great one dish meal!  -  14 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good! Quick, easy, and flavorful. I sauteed some garlic and onions, and then added some fresh basil and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper. I also substituted Fontinella for the parmesan....perfect!  -  12 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The recipe is the best! Makes a ton of food and has all four food groups! I substituted broccoli for zucchini and it was yummers.  -  09 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)