FOOD

Beef Taco Pasta Bake

Two dishes in one.
4-6
45M

TIP! Try adding one teaspoon dried chilli flakes to sauce for a kick of spice! Rigatoni can be replaced with other types of short-shaped pasta like penne or spirals. Perfect Bakes cheese is a combination of three cheeses – cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan. 

Ingredients

Topping

Method

1.

Cook pasta in a stockpot of boiling, salted water until tender. Drain. Return to pot.

2.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion, capsicum and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. Add beef. Cook over a high heat, stirring to break up mince, for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Add seasoning. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

3.

Add sauces and 1⁄2 cup water to pan. Stir to combine. Bring to boil. Gently boil, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta. Transfer to a greased, oval ovenproof dish (10-cup capacity).

4.

To make topping, place ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

5.

Cook in a hot oven (200C) for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Stand 5 minutes.

6.

Top with tomatoes and coriander to serve.

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