400 g | 14oz rigatoni (ziti) pasta cooked until al dente
Low calorie cooking spray
400 g | 14oz lean beef mince 5% fat
2 onions , sliced thinly
400 g | 14oz chestnut mushrooms
300 ml | 1 ⅓ cup beef stock
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) diluted in 2 tbsp cold water
250 g | 1 cup quark cheese
120 g | ½ cup reduced fat sour cream
3 tbsp grated parmesan
Handful fat leaf parsley , chopped
Salt and pepper to season
Spray the pan with olive oil spray and brown the beef, breaking it up with the back of a spoon until nicely coloured. Transfer to a bowl and drain any liquid. Wipe the pan clean.
Spray the pan again. Add the sliced onions and mushrooms and cook over low heat, stirring often, until softened – about 10 minutes.
Add the beef stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to simmer.
Stir in the mustard and tomato paste.
Add the cornflour slurry, stirring to combine.
Stir in the quark cheese
Add the browned beef and stir to combine. Have a taste and add salt if needed.
Stir in the cooked pasta so that it is coated in the sauce.
Preheat the grill (broiler)to medium-high. Transfer to a baking dish (or you can use the pan if it is oven safe). Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan and add freshly ground pepper.
Cook under the grill for about 5 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve maybe with some steamed greens on the side.
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