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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ground Beef Pasta Casserole

(Firinda Kiymali Makarna)

Firinda Kiymali Makarna
200 g large bead pasta

Ground Beef Ingredients:
200 g medium ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled, finely grated
1/2 cup crushed tomato, canned
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

2/3 cup mozzarella or Halloumi Cheese*, grated
1 egg, lightly beaten

Boil the pasta with salty water following the instructions on the package, drain. Place in the oven proof dish.

Meanwhile, cook the ground beef with onion. Add all the ingredients except parsley. Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Add the parsley, toss it with the pasta. Place the mixture into the casserole dish. Mix the egg with mozzarella and spread all over the pasta equally.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the top takes a golden colour. Serve it with Ayran and Tomato Salad.

Makes 4 servings.

*First soak Halloumi Cheese into the spring water for about 5 minutes, drain and dry with paper towel.



At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Lisa Akardas said...

My husband is from Turkey and I am American. I am always looking for new Turkish foods to try so I was VERY happy to find your website. I tried this dish over the weekend and it was GONE in one meal! Everyone loved it!

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds good. i'll give it a try :)
but what kind of oil would be best to use to cook the onions and ground beef?

At 8:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is already more than enough fat in the ground beef. Therefore, there is no need to use extra oil.

At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, will try it this version as well. My daughter loves it!

My mother makes it a little different,

Meat Sauce:
Olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
350 grams beef mince
1 can crushed tomato
1/2 tablespoon dried mint
Parsley-Handful, finely chopped
salt and pepper
250 grams macaroni, prepare as per packet

Cheese Sauce:
1 cup milk
3 tbsp plain flour
2/3 cup halloumi cheese (any brand), grated
Grated cheddar (handful)
1 egg

At 7:53 PM, Blogger .m said...

Could you tell me how much gram/cup of pasta will serve one person?

At 10:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Chrustine,
My recipe makes 4 servings. So you can divide all the ingredients in four:)

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great and so innovative idea for me to mix the carrot with ground meat!really im speechless how Im happy to found your website...sevgilerimle talya


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