👩‍🍳  Cassandra's Recipes

Spinach Beef Cannelloni (Manicotti)

Ingredients

Sauce

Spinach Beef Filling

Cannelloni

Instructions

Sauce

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook 2 minutes. Add carrot and celery, cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining Sauce ingredients then stir bringing to a simmer. Lower heat to medium, cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a stick blender to blitz until smooth (or cool slightly and use blender or food processor). Set aside.

Spinach Beef Filling

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes.
  2. Add beef and cook, breaking it up as you go, until it all changes from red to brown.
  3. Stir in spinach, then add crumbled beef cube, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and 1 cup of Cannelloni Sauce. Stir, cook 2 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool slightly.

Assembly & Baking

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  2. Stand cannelloni tubes upright in a container and fill (fingers, teaspoon, piping bag)
  3. Spread about 1 1/4 cups Sauce in a 23x33cm / 9x13” dish. Lay the cannelloni on top, then pour over remaining Sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese, loosely cover with foil.
  5. Bake 25 minutes, remove foil then bake a further 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly with some golden spots.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley if using then serve!
★ Special Note

Freezing Uncooked: Add an extra 1/2 cup of water to the sauce, then assemble per recipe. Do not bake. Cover, cool, freeze. To bake, thaw then cook per recipe.