Recipe: Beef & Spinach Pasta Bake01:00|BRANDED
The whole family will enjoy this tasty bake, and it's economical too. Serves: 5 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes INGREDIENTS: - 400 g pasta bows - 2 tbsp olive oil (we love Olivado) - 1 onion, finely diced - 3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped - 600g beef mince - 2 cans chopped tomatoes (we love Chantal Organics) - 2 tbsp tomato paste (we love Chantal Organics) - 350g spinach, coarsely chopped (we love The Fresh Grower) - 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (we love Super Herb) - 1 cup cheddar or mozzarella, grated (we love Mainland) - salt and ground pepper, to taste METHOD: 1. Preheat oven to 180C 2. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well. 3. At the same time, heat a saucepan, add oil, onion and garlic, cooking over a medium heat for 5 minutes to soften. 4. Add the beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon. 5. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced and sauce thick. 6. Stir in spinach and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper. 7. Combine pasta and beef sauce and pour into a large baking dish. Scatter with cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown. This recipe is brought to you by fresh.co.nz.