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Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

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(74 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Whip up a healthy chilli and bean pasta meal that's full of fibre and vitamin B

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen
  • Easily doubled
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal675
  • fat24g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre13g
  • protein51g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 340g extra-lean minced beef
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 410g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can kidney bean in water, drained and rinsed
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 300ml beef or chicken stock
  • 300g wholewheat penne

For the topping

  • ½ x 568g tub 0% fat Greek yogurt
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g Red Leicester cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed

Method

  1. Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan, add the onion and celery, season with pepper and a little salt, then cook until soft. Remove vegetables and set aside. Brown the mince in the pan, a handful at a time, tossing with a fork as you go. Only add a splash of oil if the mixture begins to stick too much. Once browned, tip into a sieve to remove any excess fat.

  2. Return mince and cooked veg to the frying pan, add the chilli powder, tomatoes, tomato purée, beans and stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Drain, stir into the mince and spoon into a large lasagne dish. Mix the yogurt, eggs, cheese and garlic together and season lightly. Spoon over the top of the pasta and bake for 20-25 mins or until lightly browned.

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Richb437
30th May, 2013
5.05
Very nice. Will be making again. Loved it.
Richb437
23rd May, 2013
5.05
Very nice... :)
juliebahrain
11th May, 2013
4.05
A different take on chilli. Good dish, enjoyed the topping but thought it was a bit heavy on the pasta for 4 people. We're not big eaters so got 7 portions from this recipe! Went well with green salad with Italian dressing.
deekelly11
15th Apr, 2013
5.05
Yum yum. Added hot chilli and gave it that bit more zing. Easy and quick and a good way to get kids to eat kidney beans and celery unknownst to them.
annonamoose
10th Apr, 2013
4.05
This was quite nice. Followed the recipe almost exactly. Used Gouda cheese instead of Leicester. The chilli gave it a nice bite. The 4 of us ate almost all of it. Handy when you've got a busy afternoon and want to prepare food in the morning and just pop it in the oven half an hour before dinner. Will probably make it again. Might do it with Vegi-meat for my vegitarian friend.
wallyfrenchchef
2nd Apr, 2013
4.05
Very tasty. Quantities too much for us so lots of leftovers. Very satisfying on a cold day :)
vickyhelen
27th Feb, 2013
4.05
tasted lovely..only problem was in ingredients i think it means cooked pasta inbweight not dry pasta so i wasn"t sure how much to weigh out....i decided on about 200gm and it worked out ok
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xpinkiix
5th Jan, 2013
5.05
The first time i made this i made the topping and although the chilli was good the topping wasn't that great so the next time i just grated cheese over and it was lovely, The kids love it with garlic bread, now a regular at our table.
yokiepud
6th Nov, 2012
5.05
its a basic bolognese sauce to which i always add chopped peppers, courgette, celery and mushrooms just so that mine are getting some veg down them. i added garlic to the meat sauce not the topping and didnt use eggs after someone said it goes like scrambled egg. i threw in a small amount of fresh chilli aswell as using chilli powder and also a sprinkling of paprika to give colour and cooked the meat sauce for an hour as 15 mins is not long enough for flavours to develop or mince to tenderise. all in all a lovely midweek dish.
rsheldon
6th Aug, 2012
5.05
Had to make it with a little less meat and no added salt. Tasted fab and it made 6 portions.

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