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Simple Lebanese Bake

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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 :)


Serves: 6

  • 3 cups penne pasta (cooked)
  • oil (for the pan)
  • 21 ounces 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
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup grated mature cheddar


Simple Lebanese Bake is a community recipe submitted by space_kid and has not been tested by 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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