Beef and Pasta Bake - the Best!

Beef and Pasta Bake - the Best!

Time: 50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 slices bacon, fat removed and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 500 g minced beef (1 pound)
  • 440 g condensed tomato soup (14oz)
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 150 g spiral shaped pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • 1 Preheat oven to 180 (350F).
  • 2 Heat oil in large pan; cook onion, garlic, bacon and carrot, stirring, til carrot is just tender - about 8 minutes *.
  • 3 Add mince and cook, stirring, til mince changes colour; then add undiluted soup, tomato paste, sauce and oregano and simmer, covered, about 15 mins or til mixture has thickened slightly.
  • 4 While beef mixture is simmering, cook pasta and drain. Stir pasta into beef mixture, then spoon into an oiled deep 8 cup capacity ovenproof dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15 mins or until browned slightly.
  • 5 *If you want to, you can add a stick of chopped celery along with the onion etc or add some mushrooms just before the mince.
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