Pasta and Beef Casserole

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comWhenever I’m feeling lazy but I still want to eat a nice home cooked meal, I bake the food in the oven. The main ingredients here are ground beef, mixed veggies, a good quality red wine, pasta and lots of shredded cheese to top. You can vary the type and amount of cheese to suit your palate. Have a lovely day. Please send me some virtual sun shine.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.com

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comIn a large frying pan, cook the bacon until browned.

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comAdd the onions and Jalapeño and cook until soft.

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comAdd the ground beef

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comand cook over hight heat for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink and nicely browned.

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comAdd the paprika and cook a further one minute.

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comStir in the crushed tomato, corn, green peas and red wine and cook a further 5 minutes.

Beef Casserole with Butternut Squash myfavouritepastime.comAdd the broth and cream and season with salt. Remove from the heat

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comMeanwhile boil pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a 9 x 13-inch pyrex dish.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comAdd the beef

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comand mix thoroughly.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comTop with the grated cheese.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comBake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned on top.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comServe immediately.

Pasta and beef casserole myfavouritepastime.comOh yes we finished it all, in one sitting!!!!!

Pasta and Beef Casserole

Preparation Time: 20 minutes; Total Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 500g (1 Ib) ground beef (minced beef)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup crushed tomato or Italian strained tomatoes
  • 1 cup sweetcorn kernels
  • 1 cup green peas
  • ½ cup good quality red wine 
  • ½ cup broth (stock)
  • ½ cup 10% cream (half and half)
  • Salt to taste
  • 400g (14oz) short Pasta of your choice
  • 1 to 2 cups grated mature cheddar and mozzarella or other cheese of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC) ten minutes before using.
  2. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon until browned. Add the onions and Jalapeño and cook until soft.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook over hight heat for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink and nicely browned.
  4. Add the paprika and cook a further one minute.
  5. Stir in the crushed tomato, corn, green peas and red wine and cook a further 5 minutes. Add the broth and cream, and season with salt. Remove from the heat.
  6. Meanwhile boil macaroni in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a 9 x 13-inch pyrex dish. Add the beef and mix thoroughly.
  7. Top with the grated cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned on top. Serve immediately.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

8 thoughts

    1. It’s raining right now. Lots of rain the whole day long. I’m sipping a cup of coffee and wondering when the rain will stop. Have a pleasant day!
      Liz

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