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Baked Pasta with a Ragu Sauce and Blue Cheese
Method
  • Place a wide pan over high heat. Sauté the pancetta, without adding any oil or butter, until it releases all of its fat and becomes crunchy.
  • Lower the heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Sauté until they soften. Add the garlic, nutmeg, bay leaf and sauté for another minute.
  • Add both the ground beef and ground pork. Brown for at least 5 minutes, until golden.
  • Add the tomato paste and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and wait for it to reduce.
  • Add the bouillon cube and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Lower heat to very low. Cover pan and simmer for 1 hour, stirring every so often.
  • If there is not enough liquid, add a few tablespoons of water. Not too much because we will be adding the milk also.
  • One hour later, add the milk and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Boil the pasta in a generous amount of salted water, as instructed on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare the béchamel sauce and add the blue cheese at the end, reserving a little to sprinkle over the top.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the béchamel sauce to the pasta and mix.
  • Add another tablespoon of béchamel sauce to the ground meat mixture and mix.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a glass baking dish with butter.
  • Transfer the pasta into the baking dish. Spread the ground meat mixture over the top and then spread the béchamel sauce over it.
  • Add some pieces of butter and the reserved blue cheese on the surface.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before serving.
     
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

352
Calories (kcal)
18 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

16.1
Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.8
Saturated Fat (g)
49 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

28.3
Total Carbs (g)
11 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

8.3
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

20.7
Protein (g)
41 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.7
Fibre (g)
11 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.1
Sodium (g)
18 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.