Quick Sticks Macaroni Beef

//Quick Sticks Macaroni Beef

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I’m not sure how we came up with this name but let’s roll with it! This meal is delicious, budget friendly, great the next day or reheated, feeds A LOT or plenty as leftovers, freezes well and you can add lots of vegetables too if desired. Winner in my books!

My other budget friendly, freezable and most importantly,  easy mince recipes you may like:

 

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Quick Stick Macaroni Beef
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g elbow or macaroni pasta
Mince mixture
  1. 500g good quality mince
  2. 1 tablespoon dried onion
  3. 2 teaspoons dried garlic powder
  4. 1.5 tablespoon of Tuscan seasoning, see blog for my homemade recipe
  5. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  6. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  7. 1 carrot, grated
  8. 1 zucchini, grated
  9. 1 red capsicum, seeded and diced finely
  10. 100mls water
  11. 400g tin of diced tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add mince, carrot, zucchini and capsicum to a large frying pan and cook over medium heat. Add a little oil if needed.
  3. Once mince has browned, add tomatoes, water, dried herbs and spices.
  4. Break up mince and tomatoes with a spoon.
  5. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Stir through cooked pasta.
  7. Serve.
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Quick Sticks Macaroni Beef - TMX version
Serves 6
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g elbow or macaroni pasta
Mince mixture
  1. 500g good quality mince
  2. 1 tablespoon dried onion
  3. 2 teaspoons dried garlic powder
  4. 1.5 tablespoon of Tuscan seasoning, see blog for my homemade recipe
  5. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  6. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  7. 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  8. 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
  9. 1 red capsicum, seeded and roughly chopped
  10. 400g tin of tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add vegetables to bowl except tomatoes.
  3. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  4. Scrape down.
  5. Add tomatoes, dried herbs and spices.
  6. Insert steaming basket into bowl.
  7. Break up mince into large chunks and place in basket.
  8. Cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 22 minutes.
  9. Serve as is or break up mince slightly by blitzing on reverse, speed 3 for a few seconds.
  10. Stir through cooked pasta.
  11. Serve.
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By |2017-06-12T11:20:56+00:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|6 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

6 Comments

  1. Joanne January 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    This is easy and delicious!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe

  2. Amy March 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    WE have been making a version of this for years, only it doesn’t contain all the herbs/spices and uses a tin of tomato soup instead of the tinned tomatoes………………..plus ours has a bechamel and cheese layer on top and goes into the oven. Yum! yum! (obviously that doesn’t make it quick lol)

  3. Karen March 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I made this a couple of nights ago and it was a big hit with my two boys, 14 and 18. They paid you the best compliment every saying that it tasted like their grandmothers pasta. She is a great cook as you are too! thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  4. Elli March 31, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Love this!! I’m Italian and never thought I’d do a meat sauce in the thermi but I do this one all the time now! So quick and easy, it’s my go-to now for Bolognese sauce, I use 750gm meat & 500gm passata, only cook for half the time, then tip mince into bowl and sp 3 for a few minutes because my kids don’t like lumps. Thanks Peta 🙂

  5. Janine May 19, 2015 at 12:47 am - Reply

    I made this this morning for dinner tonight as I knew I was going to have to work late. I added in 50g tomato paste instead of the water. Once it was all done popped in in a baking dish and topped grated mozzarella and Parmesan. Baked it when I got home from work. It was delicious. Even my husband who doesn’t usually like pasta loved it.

  6. Jackie January 10, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit with the whole family. Thank you. 🙂

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