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Pork and Macaroni Bake

ingredients

serves 4
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150 g button mushrooms, wiped and quartered
500 g pork mince
400 g can chopped tomatoes
125 g tomato puree (paste)
1/4 x vegetable stock cube made up with 2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt boiling water
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
250 g dried macaroni
50 g fresh breadcrumbs
25 g grated parmesan
20 g fresh parsley, finely chopped

method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4..

2. For the macaroni base: Heat the oil in a large frying pan and saute the onion until softened, then add the garlic and mushrooms and mince and cook for a further 5 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, herbs, sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook gently for 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

4. Cook the macaroni as per pack instructions, then drain and combine with the meat sauce.

5. Transfer to a suitable ovenproof dish. Combine together the topping ingredinets and scatter over the base.

6. Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.

What did you think?

16 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Awesome
posted by Crystal @ 03:20PM, 10/25/06
I gave this recipe an 8 out of 10 , it was really easy to make. Although I did leave out the mushrooms. I like using pork than beef, and its nice alternative. Super yummy
Great
posted by Rebecca @ 03:27PM, 4/28/08
As the previous post said this was a nice change from traditional pasta bakes. I found it whilst trying to figure out what to do with a pack of pork mince I had stored away in my freezer. Great for a family recipe and very quick and simple to make.
Pork & Macaroni
posted by Courtney @ 07:26PM, 10/28/09
This was a wonderful casserole dish and easy to make. My family loved it. In fact, our 22-month-old loved it so much he gave a "yum yum" with ever bite.
Pork and macaroni bake
posted by TAMMY @ 12:07PM, 4/12/10
The whole family really enjoyed this and it was quick and easy to do thank you xx
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