STEAK MINCE PASTA BAKE
1 kg of steak mince
1 onion peeled and finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
1&1/2 teaspoons of salt
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 chopped chili
1- 2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of oil for frying onions
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1 pack of elbow or macaroni or shell pasta cooked per packet instructions.
White Sauce .
Fry your onions in the oil on medium to high heat until golden brown , next add your steak mince , black pepper , garlic, chili and salt …cook for 10-15 minutes stirring when needed . Next add your tomato paste and sugar and cook for a few minutes . Add some hot water and cook on medium heat for 35 minutes until all water is cooked away and make sure you stir to prevent mince from sticking to pot .
Next mix the cooked pasta, half of your white sauce with the mince mixture and add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and stir – Pour this in a large baking tray or dish and pour over remaining white sauce and cheese . Bake in a preheated oven on 200 degc for 30 minutes . Serve with a green salad .
The most delicious white sauce / Cheese Sauce
150 grams of butter
3/4 cup of cake flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of fine black pepper
1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
1 tablespoon of mustard powder
1 liter of warm to hot milk
1 cup of grated cheese if you making a cheese sauce .
Add butter to a medium sized pot and allow to melt on medium to high heat , now add the flour , salt and spices and stir into butter with a hand whisk for a minute or two to allow the flour to cook through . Now add your milk a cup at a time stirring with your whisk until the sauce thickens … Repeat this process with adding the warm
Milk and stirring continuously until all the milk has been used and your sauce is silky and a bit thick . For cheese sauce add you grated cheese at this point and stir till all cheese has melted
Add this sauce to your Macaroni and Cheese , Chicken pasta dishes and lasagna dishes .
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