Serves 6 Syns per serving 3 Ready in 50 minutes
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
400g dried pasta shapes (we used rigatoni)
500g white mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp concentrated liquid beef stock
500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
2 level tbsp cornflour
150ml skimmed milk
150ml hot beef stock
600g carton or tub chilled mushroom soup, heated according to the pack instructions
10g fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, plus extra to serve
250g plain quark
3 level tbsp finely grated fresh Parmesan
1 Spray a large, deep, lidded, non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion, thyme and 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, then drain and set aside.
2 Uncover the onion, increase the heat to medium-high and add the mushrooms. Fry for 4 minutes, then add the concentrated stock and cook for 5 minutes, or until all the excess liquid has evaporated. Transfer to a very large baking dish and set aside. Preheat your grill to medium-high.
3 Dry-fry the mince in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat until browned, then drain off any liquid. Stir the mince through the mushroom mixture, then wipe out the pan. Mix the cornflour with 3 level tbsp skimmed milk to make a paste, then add to the frying pan. Add the remaining milk and the stock. Bring to the boil over a high heat, stirring constantly, then stir in the hot mushroom soup.
4 Add the pasta, soup mixture and parsley to the baking dish and season to taste. Stir through the quark, evenly sprinkle over the Parmesan and grill for 5 minutes, or until golden brown and piping hot. Sprinkle over the extra parsley, then divide between 4 plates and serve with salad or cooked Speed Food veg.
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