Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Beef and Macaroni

Meat Sauce

Beef mince 1 kg
Macaroni 1 lbs
Strained Tomato 3 cups
Onion 1 chopped
Garlic 6 cloves chopped
Celery 3 tbsp chopped
Carrot 1 medium grated
Olive oil 1/4 cup
Salt 1.5 tsp
Chili flakes 1tsp or to taste
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Thyme 1/4 tsp
Oregano 1/4 tsp


Fry onion, carrot, celery and garlic in olive oil till a bit soft.
Add in mince and fry till it changes color.
Pour strained tomatoes and all spices. Stir well and cover. Let it simmer for 35-45 mins till the sauce is nice and thick. 

White Sauce

Butter 3 tbsp
Olive oil 3 tbsp
Flour 1/2 cup
Milk 3-4 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp
Black pepper 1/4 tsp
Garlic powder 1 tsp
Cream cheese 1/4 cup


Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat.
Add oil and butter followed by flour.
Cook the flour for a couple of mins stirring continuously. 
Remove from heat and add milk slowly while continuously stirring using a whisk. Put it back on stove and cook till sauce thickens.
Stir the remaining ingredients and taste for spices. Adjust if needed.


Boil pasta according to the package direction.
Mix pasta and white sauce and keep it aside for 10 mins.
Save quarter of meat sauce aside to layer on top later.
Stir pasta in meat sauce and pour in the baking dish.
Layer the reserved meat sauce on top followed by mozzarella cheese. 
Put the dish under the broiler till top is a browned. Serve immediately with garden salad.

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