Cheesy Mince and Macaroni Bake

    Cheesy Mince and Macaroni Bake


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    About this recipe: You're likely to have all of these ingredients in your cupboard, making this a cheap and family friendly supper that everyone will love.

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g macaroni
    • 675g minced beef
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 (500g) jar pasta sauce
    • 1 (300g) tin chopped mushrooms, undrained
    • 475ml soured cream
    • 450g Cheddar cheese, grated

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Place minced beef in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown and crumbled. Drain excess fat and set aside.
    3. Heat oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Add cooked beef, tomatoes, pasta sauce and mushrooms; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
    4. In a baking dish, layer 1/2 of the pasta, 1/2 of the meat sauce, 1/2 of the soured cream and 1/2 of the grated cheese. Repeat layers.
    5. Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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