About this recipe: 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.
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)