Italian

Egg Noodles with Minced Pork and Vegetables

Hot-tossed-noodlesIngredients:

250 g (8 oz) minced pork
200 g (7 oz) packet fine egg noodles
2 tablespoons groundnut or vegetable oil
4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
250 ml (8 fl oz) hot chicken stock
2 spring onions, finely chopped, to garnish

Marinade:

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry or sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon groundnut or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chilli sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
pinch of salt

Hot_tossed Noodles with Spicy Meat Sauce

Hot-tossed-noodlesIngredients:

2 tablespoons groundnut or vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
250 g (8 oz) packet medium egg noodles
sprigs of marjoram, to garnish

Beef Noodle Casserole

beef-noodle-casseroleIngredients:

175 g (6 oz) green noodles
750 g {1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
2 tablespoons oil
2 onions, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons cornflour
425 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried oregano
25 g (1 oz) butter
25 g (1 oz) flour
300 ml (1/2 pint) milk
40-50 g (1 1/2-2 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cannelloni Pasta with Bechamel Sauce

cannelloniIngredients:

12 flat pieces pasta, about 7 x 10 cm (3x4 inches)
450 ml (3/4 pint) Bechamel Sauce
300 ml (1/2 pint) passata
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
25 g (1 oz) butter
salt and pepper

Filling:

2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
250 g (8 oz) finely minced beef
250 g (8 oz) frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
40 g (1/2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg yolk

Minced Beef and Pasta Supper

minced-beef-and-pasta-suppeIngredients:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, chopped
1  garlic clove, crushed
500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
300 ml (1/2 pint) beef stock
250 g (8 oz) can baked beans
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
75 g (3 oz) pasta spirals or shells
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped parsley, to garnish

Lamb Lasagne

lamb-lasagneIngredients:

6 sheets of green lasagne
1 tablespoon oil
500 g (1 lb) minced lamb
1  large onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
425 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 tablespoon chopped mint or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried mint
6 tablespoons soured cream
50 g (2 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish:

tomato slices
cucumber slices
sprigs of parsley

Lasagne al Forno

lasagne-al-FornoIngredients:

175 g (6 oz) green lasagne
1 quantity Ragu Bolognese Sauce
600 ml (1 pint) Bechamel Sauce for Lasagne
40 g (1 1/2 oz) Parmesan cheese, grated
salt

Bechamel Sauce for Lasagne

bechamel-sauceIngredients:

600 ml (1 pint) milk
1 small carrot, sliced
1 onion, quartered and stuck with 4 cloves
6 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
50 g (2 oz) butter
50 g (2 oz) flour
salt and pepper

Spaghetti alia Bolognese always popular

spaghetti-alla-Bolognese
Ingredients:

375 g (12 oz) spaghetti
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 quantity hot Ragu Bolognese Sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Ragu Bolognese Sauce (minced beef, chicken livers)

spaghetti-alla-BologneseIngredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
50 g (2 oz) smoked streaky bacon, derinded and diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, diced
1 celery stick, diced
375 g (12 oz) finely minced beef
125 g (4 oz) chicken livers, finely chopped
4 tablespoons dry vermouth or white wine
300 ml (1/2 pint) beef stock
1  tablespoon tomato puree
grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons single cream
salt and pepper

Lentil Mince with Pasta and Parmesan

lentil-mince-with-pastaIngredients:

375 g (12 oz) lean minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
75 g (3 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
250 g (8 oz) tomatoes, skinned and chopped
450 ml (3/4 pint) beef stock
150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine
50 g (2 oz) split red lentils
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
250 g (8 oz) tagliatelle or spaghetti
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Italian tonno con fagiole

Italian-tonno-con-fagioleIngredients:
* 283 g/10 oz tuna chunks canned in brine, drained (15 Sins on Green)
* 1 large red onion, very thinly sliced
* 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced into rings
* 1 x 397-g/14-oz can butter beans or haricot beans, drained (21 Sins on Original)
* 4 tablespoons fat free vinaigrette dressing
* 3 tablespoons finery chopped flat-leaf parsley
* salt and ground black pepper
* salad leaves, e.g. lamb's lettuce, rocket, fresh herbs and watercress
* 8 red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

Italian stuffed peaches

Italian-stuffed-peachesIngredients:
* 4 large ripe peaches
* 4 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais
* 1 tablespoon snipped chives
* 8 basil leaves, shredded
* squeeze of lemon juice
* chives, to garnish
* paprika, for dusting

layer pie with tomatoes

layer-pie-with-tomatoesIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) lean minced steak
500 g (1 lb) tomatoes, skinned and sliced
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
500 g (1 lb) courgettes, sliced
250 g (8 oz) onions, thinly
sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
75 g (3 oz) Wensleydale cheese, very
thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Topping:
300 ml (1/2 pint) natural yogurt
2 eggs, separated
pinch of grated nutmeg
50 g (2 oz) Wensleydale cheese,
grated

Vegetarian lasagne

Vegetarian-lasagneIngredients:
* 185 g (6oz/1 cup) aduki beans, soaked overnight
* 6-8 sheets wholewheat lasagne
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 250 g (8 oz) white cabbage, shredded
* 125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
* 1 leek, roughly chopped
* 1/2 green pepper (capsicum), chopped
* 440 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* salt and pepper
* 1 quantity Bechamel Sauce made with wholewheat flour
* 60 g (2oz / 1/2 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
* sprigs of watercress, to garnish

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