Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 onion , finely chopped

  2. 1 small red pepper; seeded and chopped

  3. 1 glarlic clove , chopped

  4. 1 pound lean ground beef

  5. 1/2 cup soft white breadcrumbs

  6. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  7. 1 tbsp lemon juice

  8. 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind

  9. 2 tbsp parsley

  10. 4 bay leaves

  11. 8 slices bacon

  12. 1 cup short pasta

  13. 1 tbsp olive oil

  14. salt and pepper

  15. 2 tbsp butter

  16. 1 tbsp flour

  17. 1 cup milk

  18. 1/3 cup shredded cheese

  19. 1 tbsp parmesan cheese

  20. pinch nutmeg

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. melt the butter in a skiller over a medium heat and fry the onion and pepper for about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook it for 1 minute.

  2. Mix meat, onion mixture, breadcrumbs, cayenne, juice, rind and parsley. season with salt and pepper.

  3. cook pasta in large saucepan with salt and olive oil. when it is almost tender, drain.

  4. Make cheese sauce: melt butter stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. gradually pour on the milk, stirring all the time. stir iin the cream and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  5. Stir cheese sauce into pasta.

  6. grease a loaf pan and arrange the bay leaves in the base. stretch the bacon slices and arrange them to line the base and sides of the loaf pan. Spoon in half the meat mixture, level the surface and cover it with the pasta. spoon the remaining meat mixture, level the top and cover the pan with foil.

  7. Cook for 1 hour, or until the juices run clear. Pour off excess fat and turn out onto a warmed platter, loosening the edges if necessary.


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