Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese
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Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese

with Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Rocket

Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese has been specially selected as part of our Chef’s Pick recipe range. Rich, cheesy and indulgent, combining beef bolognese with mac and cheese - in Lily’s words - is “the ultimate pasta pairing in one”. A super tasty addition to your midweek menu to tuck in to.

Tags:
Family Friendly
Allergens:
Cereals containing gluten
Sulphites
Milk
Egg

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 Time40 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams

Macaroni

(Contains Cereals containing gluten May contain Soya)

240 grams

Beef and Pork Mince

1 sachet(s)

Mixed Herbs

28 grams

Red Wine Stock Paste

(Contains Sulphites)

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

40 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

75 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

20 grams

Wild Rocket

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)

90 grams

Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

1 tsp

Sugar

75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

1 tbsp

Water

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Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)4453 kJ
Energy (kcal)1064 kcal
Fat55.3 g
of which saturates23.3 g
Carbohydrate87 g
of which sugars17.4 g
Protein53.8 g
Salt4.37 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.

Utensils

Grater
Colander
Large Saucepan
Large Frying Pan
Box Grater
Small Bowl
Oven dish

Instructions

1

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp of salt. Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

When boiling, stir the macaroni into the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.

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

2

While the macaroni cooks, heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).

Once hot, add the bacon and beef and pork mince. Fry until both have browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break up the mince as it cooks.

When the mince has browned, 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.

3

Add the garlic and mixed herbs to the meat and fry, 1 min. 

Next, stir in the red wine stock paste, passata, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts). 

Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 5-6 mins. 

4

Meanwhile, preheat your grill to high. Grate the Cheddar cheese. 

In a small bowl, combine the creme fraiche, hard Italian style cheese and water (see pantry for amount). Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then set your cheesy sauce aside. 

5

Once the mince has thickened, taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash more water if it's a little too thick.

Stir in the cooked macaroni, then transfer to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish. 

Spoon the cheesy sauce evenly over the macaroni mixture, then sprinkle over the cheese. Pop under the grill until golden and bubbling, 4-5 mins. 

6

Once the Bolognese and bacon mac and cheese is ready, share it between your plates. 

Serve the rocket alongside and drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.

Enjoy! 

7

Step 2 MOD: If you’re adding bacon, add it to the pan with the mince. Fry for the same amount of time, then continue as instructed. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and utensils after handling raw meat. Cook it thoroughly.