Chipotle Beef Rigatoni
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Chipotle Beef Rigatoni

Chipotle Beef Rigatoni

with Cheddar and Spinach

This Chipotle Beef Rigatoni is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.

Family Friendly
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

240 grams

Beef Mince

20 grams

Chipotle Paste

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

10 grams

Beef Stock Paste

30 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

40 grams

Baby Spinach

Not included in your delivery

1 tsp

Sugar for the Sauce

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3056 kJ
Energy (kcal)730 kcal
Fat27.8 g
of which saturates12.4 g
Carbohydrate75.4 g
of which sugars10.9 g
Protein45 g
Salt2.24 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press
Large Saucepan


Garlic Time

a) Boil a full kettle.

b) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

Get the Pasta on

a) Pour the boiled water from your kettle into a large saucepan with 1/2 tsp salt on high heat.

b) Add the rigatoni to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.

c) Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Fry the Beef

a) Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).

b) Once hot, add the beef mince and fry until browned, 5-6 mins.

c) Use a spoon to break up the mince as it cooks, then drain and discard any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince. It's cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

Add the Flavour

a) Add the garlic and chipotle paste (add less if you'd prefer things milder) to the beef. Stir-fry for 1 min.

b) Stir through the passata, beef stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts).

c) Simmer until the sauce has thickened, 5-6 mins. 

Cheese Please

a) Meanwhile, grate the cheese.

b) Once the sauce has thickened, add the spinach to the pan a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.

c) Stir through the cooked pasta and three quarters of the grated cheese.

d) Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.


a) When ready, share your chipotle beef rigatoni between your bowls.

b) Sprinkle over the remaining cheese to finish.