Spicy beef cannelloni recipe

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Fancy an alternative to spaghetti? Why not try this quick and easy pasta dish?

Cooking Time1 hours 5 mins
Cost RangeNot

Fancy an alternative to spaghetti? Why not try this quick and easy pasta dish - spicy beef cannelloni


  • 400g extra-lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1x450g pouch of Spicy Sauce
  • 1 pinch fresh oregano
  • 1 pinch fresh thyme
  • 50g mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 50g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 cannelloni




  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4
  2. In a large pan, cook the beef over a high heat until browned. With a slotted spoon, remove from the pan
  3. Drain and discard nearly all the fat from the pan and add the onion, red pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 mins or until soft.
  4. Return the beef to the pan along with the sauce, oregano and thyme, then heat through
  5. After 5 mins, remove sauce from heat
  6. Mix the cheeses together in a bowl, add half to the beef mix and stir, then add the parsley and egg yolk and mix well.
  7. Fill the cannelloni, then spread a little of the reserved sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the cannelloni in dish and pour the remaining sauce over the top.
  8. Cover and bake for 30 mins, then remove cover. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 15 mins or until bubbly.

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