Beef Pasta

    1 hour

    A super-hearty meal, which is a cinch to make. Minced beef and pasta is simmered together in a creamy tomato sauce. Serve with grated cheese, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 25g margarine
    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 350ml tomato juice
    • 350ml water
    • 125ml beef stock
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon celery salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 85g uncooked pasta twists (fusilli)
    • 125ml soured cream
    • 1 teaspoon sherry
    • 45g chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Melt margarine in a large, heavy frying pan over medium heat and stir in the minced beef and onion. Cook until onion is tender and beef is evenly browned. Reduce heat to low.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix tomato juice, water, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and pepper. Pour into the beef mixture.
    3. Stir pasta into the frying pan. Cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in soured cream and sherry. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

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    I made this last night but modified the recipe as follows: instead of tomato juice, I used diced tomatos with the juice; I did not use the sherry; I added 1 tsp basil and and 1 tsp oregano. I mixed together a cup of Parmesan Cheese and 1/2 breadcrumbs and sprinkled it on top when the dish was finished. It made a nice topping and added extra flavor. It was delicious!  -  27 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband took one look and said, "Oh, we're having Hamburger Helper." Not what I want to hear when I've made something from scratch. Unfortunately, it tasted like Hamburger Helper too. The sherry gave it a little bit of an odd flavor though.  -  26 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Was looking for something to make when i was almost completely out of groceries. SO mine got made with 8oz of tomato paste and just the 1 cup of water needed to melt the bouillon cubes. I did have sherry but had to use celery seed, instead of celery salt and real mayonnaise instead of sour cream.....surprisingly it was quite good....texture was nice and thik and the whole family gobbled it down...Dont get me wrong, i wouldnt fix it for company but it was very nice alternative for low grocery day.  -  31 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)