Mince & Pasta Shell Recipe

Mince & Pasta Shell Recipe

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Slow Cooker Size 3.5L+
Serves: 4
Cooking time: 8-9 hours on Low setting

A delicious and economical meal based on mince beef or lamb and dried macaroni mixed with tomatoes and stock or wine.


  • 15g (1/2oz) mixed dried mushrooms
  • 150ml (5fl oz) boiled water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g (1lb) mince beef or lamb
  • 2 chopped onions (med)
  • 2 chopped Garlic cloves
  • 400g (13oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 450ml (14fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon smash tomato
  • teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Small bunch of rosemary
  • 250g (8oz) pasta shells
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • Salt, pepper


  1. Preheat your cooker if necessary.  Place mushrooms in heat proof bowl.  Pour over boiling water and soak for 20 minutes
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Make 4 servings

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