Minced beef and macaroni in tomato sauce

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Meat mains

Minced beef and macaroni in tomato sauce

Main Serves 4 1h 5 min
This is delicious as a meal in itself, or serve with garlic bread and a mixed salad.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • olive oil
  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 tsp baharat spice mix
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp mushroom ketchup
  • 500g macaroni, cooked until tender, with a dash olive oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 good handfuls strong cheddar, grated


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 50 min
  • Step 1

    Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft but not coloured, add the mince and baharat spice, and fry until well browned.
  • Step 2

    Reduce the heat, stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée and mushroom ketchup plus 250ml water.
  • Step 3

    Cover and cook gently for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Step 4

    Place half the cooked macaroni in a greased dish, add the meat and cover with the rest of the pasta.
  • Step 5

    Pour over the beaten egg, sprinkle with the cheese and bake in a medium oven for 35 minutes until golden.

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