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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food


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;

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food400 Gm – Beef Mince
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.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food

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.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food







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.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food







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.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food







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.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food


Serve as below for a great tasting, great looking dish. Go on .... Impress your guests.

Pasta Beef Mozzarella Melt ~ Simple Food