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Simple Lebanese Bake

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Introduction

Mum makes it in the winter. Comforting and really tasty! If you like cinnamon and tomato and meat and pasta this recipe is for you! Super cheap and easy too :)

Ingredients

Serves: 6

  • 750 millilitres penne pasta (cooked)
  • oil (for the pan)
  • 595 grams lean ground beef (or lamb)
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste - I use about 2)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 750 millilitres water
  • 250 millilitres grated mature cheddar

Method

Simple Lebanese Bake is a community recipe submitted by space_kid and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 200c fanbake or just bake if your oven if doesn't have that option
  • Heat a large frying pan add oil brow mince, onion and garlic.
  • Add salt, pepper, cinnamon and sugar
  • Add half the can of soup and 3 cups of water and let everything simmer until the liquid has almost vanished and turned into a more saucy consistency (this can take around 15 mins)
  • Add the rest of the soup and simmer for about 5 more mins
  • Put the pasta in the bottom of a large casserole dish and pour mince over the top and mix to spread the pasta through out.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake in the on high for about 20 minutes or until the bake looks ready and has dried out a bit it will be bubbling hot when you take it out so let it stand before serving
  • Additional Information

    Sometimes if I have a spare orange on hand I will squeeze some juice into the mince mixture. Orange and cinnamon go so well together. Feel free to add vegies if you like too. I have added chopped carrot and mushrooms before they go really well

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