Imqarrun il-Forn

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Ingredients:

  • 500g macaroni
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 800 grams minced beef
  • curry powder
  • nutmeg
  • red wine
  • tomato paste
  • tomato puree
  • bay leaves
  • 4 eggs
  • frozen small peas
  • grated cheese

Method:

Heat the oil and fry the onions gently until golden, add the peas, carrots and minced beef and salt and pepper. Stir well and cook for 15 minutes. Add a glass of wine and a bay leaf and then the tomato paste and puree. Grate some nutmeg. Simmer, covered for about 30 min, then uncovered for another half an hour.

Boil the macaroni in plenty of salted water until al dente. Do not over cook it otherwise it will lose shape and texture by the end. Pour a cup of cold water into the pan as soon as the pasta is cooked. Drain. Mix the meat and the tomato into the macaroni, add the eggs and season. Mix well together in a large dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top. Bake at 200C for 30 min.

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Difficulty: Easy

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6 Responses to Imqarrun il-Forn

  1. Betty says:

    I don’t remember my parents making this macaroni dish but I do remember them making something they called “Timpana”. Do you have a recipe for that? I had it in Malta when I visited. Thanks. I am so happy about this website!

  2. Betty Murray says:

    I don’t remember my parents making this macaroni dish but I do remember them making something they called “Timpana”. Do you have a recipe for that? I had it in Malta when I visited. Thanks. I am so happy about this website!

  3. Timmy says:

    How many servings is this for?

  4. Adrian Bajada says:

    I am a bit confused about this recipe. 100 grams of pasta and 6 eggs??? That is just one fifth of a normal packet of pasta.

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