Beef and butternut pasta

    Beef and butternut pasta

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    30min


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    About this recipe: A substantial pasta dish with your meat and veg all in one. Use almost any pasta you like. Here I've used spinach fettuccine, but a short pasta shape would also work well.

    CaptainEli Washington, United States

    Ingredients
    Serves: 3 

    • 250g spinach fettuccine
    • 1/4 butternut squash - peeled, diced and cooked
    • oil for frying
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 250g beef mince
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 150ml milk, more if needed
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan with lightly salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to instructions on the packet until al dente.
    2. Meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan and cook and stir onion until soft. Add mince and fry, stirring frequently, until browned. Season with rosemary, sage and salt and pepper.
    3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and add flour. Brown for a minute, stirring constantly and take off the heat. Pour in the milk slowly and whisk. Return to the heat, continue whisking and cook for a few minutes, until thickened and smooth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
    4. Drain pasta, add the cooked squash and place into a serving bowl. Add the mince and sauce and toss carefully.

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