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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baked Penne and Meatballs

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
500g beef mince (I use lamb sometimes)
100g breadcrumbs
1 egg
salt and pepper

Place onion, garlic into bowl and chop for 3 Seconds on Speed 7
Add remaining ingredients and mix for 10 Seconds on Speed 6 or until evenly combined.  Repeat if necessary.
Roll into meatballs and bake in hot oven - 200 degrees for 25 minutes (or you can steam in the Varoma while sauce below is cooking)

Sauce Ingredients
100g Parmesan 
Handful of Basil
1 Onion halved
2 cloves of garlic
1 red capsicum
1 Tbsp oil
500g fresh tomatoes 
1 tin of tomatoes 
50g tomato paste
1 Tbsp raw sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Salt and pepper
200g cream
400g cooked penne 

Grate parmesan in tmx - 10 seconds - Speed 9 - SET ASIDE
Place herbs inot bowl and chop for 4 seconds on speed 6.
Add onion, garlic, capsicum and oil and chop for 4 seconds on Speed 5.  Saute for 3 minutes - Varoma temp on Speed Soft
Add remaining ingredients (not the Parmesan or the cream) and cook for 15 minutes at Varoma temp on speed 1 with MC off. 
Arrange cooked pasta in baking dish, pour cream over and stir in.  Add meatballs and pour sauce over the top and sprinkle with the milled parmesan.  Bake in hot oven for 20 minutes 

Serve with Salad

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