Sunday, October 12, 2008

cheese-less baked penne!

first of all it's not that i don't like cheese~i love them but i just don't have one available when making this *tsk* but i really wanted to have this for lunch so i just forgo with the cheese and instead have the bechamel sauce...still sooooo yummy!!! ^^*

500 gms penne cooked al dente
1 pc. white onion, minced
5 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
400 gms ground pork
400 gms ground beef
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp dried rosemary
750 gms italian spaghetti sauce
2 tbsp. corn syrup, or just plain brown sugar
salt & pepper to taste
chopped celery

bechamel sauce:
5 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp all purpose flour
4 cups milk, scalded
nutmeg, salt and black pepper
* whisk butter and flour over low heat. gradually add the milk until creamy. add nutmeg, salt and black pepper*

preheat oven 375 F
Saute garlic and onions in butter and olive oil. add in the ground beef first, then the ground pork. cover for 10 minutes or until the meat is cooked. add in worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add in the italian spaghetti sauce and dried rosemary. blend in the corn syrup or brown sugar and chopped celery. Simmer for 15 minutes. In a baking pan, coat the base with meat mixture, add in, half of the cooked penne, add on top with the meat mixture...repeat layering until the baking pan is almost full enough with the bechamel sauce on top...bake for 30 minutes.

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