Baked pasta

Posted on Apr 3 2015 by Redazione


Ingredienti (serves 8)

For the meatballs:
500 g ground beef
2 eggs
100 g breadcrumbs
100 g pecorino cheese, grated

For the tomato sauce:
1 onion
100 ml evo oil
3 bottle of tomato sauce
800 g of can tomatoes
1/2 glass of dry white wine
500 gr beef, cut into pieces

1,2 kg pasta (penne, maccheroni or rigatoni)
500 g mozzarella cheese
200 g mortadella slices
200 g pecorino cheese

Mix the ground beef with the eggs, breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, salt. Shape into small meatballs and quickly fry in hot oil.
Make the sauce. Sautée the onion and the beef in olive oil. Add the white wine. Let evaporate. Add the tomatoes, the tomato sauce, salt and 2 glasses of water. Let cook for 3 hours.

Cook pasta in boiled salted water for half of the cooking time. In a big bowl mix the pasta with a ladle of the sauce and pecorino cheese. In a baking dish put some sauce, make alternating layers of pasta, sauce, mozzarella, mortadella, the remaining cheese, meatballs. Bake for 60 minutes at 200°C (390°F). Turn on the grill the last 15 minutes.