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Mince & Pasta Shell Recipe

Mince & Pasta Shell Recipe

Mince Pasta Shell is rated 3.1 / 5 based on 51 votes.

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Slow Cooker Size 3.5L+
Serves: 4
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A delicious and economical meal based on mince beef or lamb and dried macaroni mixed with tomatoes and stock or wine.


  • oz (15g) mixed dried mushrooms
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb (500g) minced beef
  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 13 oz (420g) chopped tomatoes
  • 450 ml (14 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons smashed tomato
  • teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • a bunch of rosemary
  • 8 oz (225g) pasta shells
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat your cooker if necessary.  Place mushrooms in heat proof bowl.  Pour over boiling water and soak for 20 minutes
  • Heat oil in frying pan and add minced meat and onions, then fry stir.  Let cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and mix in canned tomatoes, stock, tomato puree and nutmeg.  Tear 3 leaves from rosemary sprigs.
  • Place mixture in slow cooker.  Replace lid and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours.  Cook pasta shells in a saucepan with boiling water.  Drain pasta shells then mix with cooked mince.
  • Make 4 servings
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