Beef and green vegetable pasta bake

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Beef and green vegetable pasta bake image: Heart Foundation

  • Cooking Time15 minutes (preparation time 5 minutes)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 green capsicum, halved, seeded, thinly sliced length-ways
  • 500g vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 x 400g can no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 250g wholemeal penne pasta
  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons shaved parmesan

Method

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a large deep baking tray.
  2. Add olive oil to a large non-stick frying pan and set over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic to the pan cook for 1-2 minutes, or until just softened.
  3. Add beef mince and capsicum and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until browned. Add all tomatoes and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir through spinach leaves.
  5. While meat sauce is simmering, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente.
  6. Add broccolini and green beans for the last minute of cooking time. Drain.
  7. Stir pasta and green vegetables through tomato sauce.
  8. Add pasta-green vegetable mix to prepared baking tray and sprinkle with shaved parmesan.
  9. Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  10. Serve.

​Recipe: Heart Foundation

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 green capsicum, halved, seeded, thinly sliced length-ways
  • 500g vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 x 400g can no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 250g wholemeal penne pasta
  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons shaved parmesan