Love Me Forever Puttanesca

Evoke the cozy ambiance of a Tuscan kitchen with the delectable Baked Risoni Puttanesca. This culinary masterpiece brings together the smooth and creamy risoni pasta, the captivating flavours of Puttanesca sauce and the irresistible savory taste of beef, all complemented by a rich red wine. As the medley of flavours unfolds, an extraordinary gastronomic experience awaits, infusing this dish with an authentic Italian essence. The journey reaches its pinnacle with a luscious melted cheese topping.

Love Me Forever Puttanesca

Evoke the cozy ambiance of a Tuscan kitchen with the delectable Baked Risoni Puttanesca. This culinary masterpiece brings together the smooth and creamy risoni pasta, the captivating flavours of Puttanesca sauce and the irresistible savory taste of beef, all complemented by a rich red wine. As the medley of flavours unfolds, an extraordinary gastronomic experience awaits, infusing this dish with an authentic Italian essence. The journey reaches its pinnacle with a luscious melted cheese topping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 2 onion finely diced
  • 500 grams beef mince
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes adjust to taste
  • 3 anchovies in oil minced
  • 6 tsp capers
  • 60 grams preserved lemon diced
  • 80 grams pitted olives
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 250 grams of uncooked risoni also known as orzo
  • 100 ml red wine
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 100 grams grated Parmensan
  • 2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil chopped, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Push the onions to one side of the skillet and add the beef mince. Cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Season with salt and black pepper. Once cooked, move the beef to the side with the onions.
  • Add the crushed garlic and dried chili flakes. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the minced anchovies, capers, diced preserved lemon, and pitted olives. Allow the ingredients to meld together for a few minutes.
  • Push the ingredients to the side of the skillet and add the tomato paste. Cook for a minute to caramelize slightly.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes (with their juices), red wine, and beef stock to the skillet.
  • Add the Risoni and bring to a simmer before placing your lid on and putting in the oven for 20 mins.
  • After 20 mins remove your lid and place your sliced tomatoes over the top.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  • Adjust your oven 230°C and bake for a further 10-15 mins until golden brown.
  • Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil for a burst of colour and freshness.

Notes

Enjoy the delightful Baked Risoni Puttanesca with Beef Mince, a symphony of flavours and textures that’s perfect for a satisfying meal!

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 22gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 669mgPotassium: 582mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 561IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Beef, Italian, Pasta Sauce, Puttanesca
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