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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Baked Spicy Pasta

Used Penne Pasta for this but you can venture into other varieties as well. LOVED the ridges on the PENNE as it absorbed the spicy sauce during baking. Dump a combi of mozzarella and cheddar on top and see it stretch!


A package of pasta of yr choice, cooked to al dente
1/2kg of minced beef, fried over lightly oiled wok,till dry and crumbly
1 onion,minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 and 1/2 cup chilli sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper
oregano, either fresh or dried
mozzarella cheese
cheddar cheese


Heat a tbsp of oil in yr wok. Saute the onion, garlic,diced tomato till fragrant. Add the two sauces. Heat thoroughly. Add the beef and mix well.Add 1/2 cup of water if it's too thick but make sure it's not too runny.It has to be a heavy thick consistency but not dry. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of oregano. Add the pasta and mix thru. Remove from heat and add some cheese just to gel it.
Pour into a medium baking dish or an aluminium pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining two types of cheese. Bake in a preheated 200 d C oven for 20 mins or till the cheese on top looks cheesy golden brown.

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