Here is a very tasty, simple and most importantly CHEAP main meal recipe that is a family favourite. Any veggies you have on hand can be used. We always use what's in season or what needs using up in the fridge.
This pasta bake also transports well. Assemble in the casserole dish and bake at your destination or cook before travelling and just reheat.
250 g of beef mince
300g of cooked spiral pasta ( any shape will do, we like spiral )
1 tin of condensed tomato soup
1/2 tin of water
2 – 3 cups of vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, corn, beans, mushrooms, carrots, celery etc
seasonings - salt, pepper, garlic, onion, chives or parsley. I use dried herbs
While pasta and beef mince is cooking, cut up vegies into small pieces and cook in microwave for 6 mins.
In a very large bowl, mix soup, water and seasonings.
Add the cooked pasta, beef mince and vegies to the soup and stir well
Pour into a large oblong casserole dish and top with grated cheese.
Cook in oven at 180c for 40 mins until cheese is starting to brown
Serve with mash or toast. Serves 4 - 6 people