Beef and Spinach Pasta Bake

    Beef and Spinach Pasta Bake

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    1hr10min


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    About this recipe: This delicious meal is hearty, packed full of flavour and everyone will love it. Pasta is baked with spinach and a beef ragu sauce. Enjoy with garlic bread and/or salad.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 450g pasta
    • 285g frozen chopped spinach
    • 55g breadcrumbs
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 75g chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 225g passata
    • 170g tomato puree
    • 450g tomato based pasta sauce

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. In a medium pot, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
    2. Cook spinach according to package directions.
    3. Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and garlic in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in passata, tomato puree and pasta sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Combine cooked spinach, cooked pasta, breadcrumbs, cheese, beaten eggs and olive oil.
    5. Spread spinach mixture evenly into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish. Top with meat mixture.
    6. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes.

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