Meatball Pasta Bake

Meatball Pasta Bake

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr 5 min
  • Yield4 Servings
  • Cooking Method
    • Direct /Indirect

Ingredients

  • 400gms of burgers (this is an easy way to make meatballs as you don't need any binders)
  • 300gms of Pasta
  • 350gm Jar of Cirio Passata Rustica
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 100gms mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs (we brought this mix home from our holiday in Rome but any herbs will do, such as dried garlic, rosemary, time, oregano, chilli flakes)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 75 gms of grated mature cheddar
  • Olive Oil

Method

1

Boil the pasta for about 2 mins less than the time suggested on the packet, drain and set aside.

2

Light the bbq and allow it to come to around 180°C. (If using a kettle then set up for direct and indirect cooking)

3

Add oil to a cast iron pan, heat on the bbq and fry the meatballs until they start to brown, remove from pan and set aside

4

Fry the onion and pepper in the pan until it starts to soften, add the mushrooms and the herb along with some Salt and Pepper (you might need a little extra oil)

5

Fry for a couple of minutes and add the passata, mix well

6

Combine the meatballs and the sauce and simmer for 5 mins

7

Combine the pasta and the sauce and place in a baking dish, cover with cheese

8

Put the deflector plates in if using a ceramic or if using a bbq then cook indirect.

9

Bake the pasta bake for 20-30 mins until its bubbling.

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