Bucatini Bolognaise Gratin

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Bucatini Bolognaise Gratin
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Health Score:
7,3 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 10 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
butter (for the dish)
1 large onion (finely diced)
2 cloves garlic cloves (finely diced)
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 ⅔ cups ground Meat (a mixture of beef, veal or pork)
1 Tbsp tomato puree
2 sun-dried tomatoes (in oil, drained and chopped)
2 cups canned tomatoes (chopped)
2 Tbsps thyme (chopped)
sugar
14 ozs Bucatini (or macaroni)
2 cups grated Mozzarella
½ cup grated Parmesan
How healthy are the main ingredients?
MozzarellatomatoParmesanolive oilgarlic clovethyme

Preparation steps

1.
Heat the oven to 200°C (180°C in a fan oven), 400°F, gas 6 and grease an oven-proof dish with butter.
2.
Briefly fry the onion and garlic in a pan in hot oil. Add the minced meat and and fry until it has a crumbly texture. Stir in the tomato purée, the sundried tomatoes and the tinned tomatoes. Season with salt, ground black pepper, thyme and sugar.
3.
Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until still very al dente. Drain well in a colander.
4.
Mix together the mozzarella and the parmesan. Layer the macaroni, meat mixture and half of the cheese mixture in the dish. Scatter the remaining cheese over the final layer of pasta and bake in the oven for around 25 minutes until golden brown.