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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Corned Beef Baked Macaroni

Corned Beef Baked Macaroni

My kid loves corned beef and the usual sweet taste of spaghetti sauce. Today I baked macaroni with her favorite corned beef. She's not fond of too much cheese, else I should have added cream cheese. But this baked dish turned out well coz she liked it and finished four servings :)

400g macaroni
210g corned beef
300g tomato sauce
200g spaghetti sauce
115g button mushroom
1 cup evaporated milk
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp marjoram
2 tbsp butter
1 beef cube/buoillon
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup grated cheese (for the sauce)
1 cup grated cheese (for the toppings) --- add some more if preferred
1/4 cup bread crumbs (for the toppings)
pepper and salt, to taste
2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil

How to prepare:
> Cook pasta macaroni as per label instruction. When cooked, drain well and set aside.
> Pre-heat oven in 180C.
> In a heated pot, put olive oil and butter, saute onions and garlic. Toss in mushroom and corned beef. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, bell pepper,  beef  cube and water. Add marjoram, oregano and sugar. Let boil. Add the grated cheese and milk and the dissolved cornstarch. Season with pepper and salt. Remove from heat.
> Mix the sauce into the pasta. Reserve some sauce for the toppings.
> Put the macaroni in the baking dish. Top with sauce. then sprinke with cheese and bread crumbs.
> Bake for 15-25 minutes or until top turns nice golden brown.


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