Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt
If you like spaghetti bolognese you will love this, it's kind of an upmarket version.
I like to think so anyway.
You will need;
1 – Onion (finely chopped)
3 – Cloves Garlic (crushed)
1 – 400 Gm Can Chopped Tomatoes
4 – Red mini Peppers (de seeded and cut into 8 circles)
150Gm - Pasta
150 Ml - Red Wine
70 Gm - Tomato Paste
30 Ml - Tomato Ketchup
½ teaspoon - Dried Basil
½ teaspoon - Dried Oregano
½ teaspoon - Dried Parsley
½ teaspoon - Dried Thyme
¼ teaspoon - Freshly ground Black Pepper
100 Gm - Mozzarella
Mix all the dried herbs and the black pepper together in a small bowl.
Bring the mince beef to the boil in a pan of water then drain, I do this just get rid of a lot of the fat.
Put the beef, onions, garlic, red wine and herbs in a large saucepan and cook for 5 minutes on a medium to high heat stirring all the while, the turn to a low heat and simmer for 30 minutes covered.
While the beef is simmering put the pepper rings under a medium to high grill for about 10 minutes turning once until soft, and then set aside.
When the beef mix has simmered for 30 minutes add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and ketchup stir well and simmer for a further 30 minutes on a medium heat uncovered, season to taste half way.
Cook the pasta of your choice to your preference; try to time it to be ready when the beef mix is done.
Place the pepper rings on a grill tray and ¾ fill each one with the beef mix, top with mozzarella and place under a hot grill until the cheese has melted.
Serve as below for a great tasting, great looking dish. Go on .... Impress your guests.