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Baked Macaroni

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

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Ingredients

Baked Macaroni

  • 400g macaroni
  • 400g minced beef
  • 400g minced pork
  • 2 400g can chopped tomatoes Italian Blend
  • 1/2 cup good beef stock
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • handful basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • mozzarella cheese, adjust amount to your liking

Béchamel Sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

Béchamel Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a pot then stir in flour.
  2. Continue stirring while gradually pouring milk.
  3. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue stirring until sauce becomes smooth and thick

Baked Macaroni

  1. Cook macaroni according to packet instructions, once cooked drain then set aside.
  2. In a pan add olive oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add beef and pork mince and cook until light brown in colour.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, beef stock, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano and cayenne. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Combine together macaroni and meat sauce, mix it evenly then place on a casserole or baking dish. Top with the bechamel sauce then with the mozarella cheese and bake in a 180C preheated oven for 20 minutes, increase the temperature to 220C then continue to bake for 7-10 more minutes or until top is bubbly and partly turning golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven then let it cool before serving.

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