POTLUCK IDEAS 2 - PASTA

POTLUCK IDEAS 2 - PASTA

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BEEF LASAGNA

Ingredients:

12 sheets instant lasagna (no need to pre-cook)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (185 grams) pack grated MAGNOLIA QUICKMELT CHEESE

Meat Sauce

2 tbsp MAGNOLIA GOLD BUTTER UNSALTED
2 tbsp olive oil
1 pc onion, chopped
1 pc carrot, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
400 grams MONTEREY GROUND BEEF
1/2 cup red wine (optional)
2 cups crushed Italian plum tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1-1/2 cups beef stock*
1/4 cup chopped parsley
iodized fine salt and pepper to taste

White Sauce

1/4 cup MAGNOLIA GOLD BUTTER UNSALTED
1/2 cup MAGNOLIA ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1 (1 L) pack MAGNOLIA FRESH MILK
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
iodized fine salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

MEAT SAUCE:

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add the vegetables and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3.  Add beef and simmer, stirring frequently to break up lumps. Add red wine, tomatoes and tomato paste. Season with oregano and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Add stock.
  4. Add parsley then season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

WHITE SAUCE:

  1.   Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add flour and cook stirring for 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk gradually, whisking vigorously after each addition. Bring to a boil and cook stirring continuously until smooth.
  2.   Add nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2.  Spread 1/3 of meat sauce on bottom of baking dish. Spread about 3/4 cup of white sauce on top of meat sauce then arrange 4 sheets of lasagna. Repeat 2 times then cover top layer with remaining white sauce. Sprinkle parmesan and grated cheese on top.
  3.   Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until pasta is tender when pierced with a knife. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 10 servings. 

*Beef stock: make by dissolving beef cubes or by boiling beef bones

MEATY AGLIO OLIO

Ingredients:

250 g MONTEREY BEEF LONGANISA, skin removed
1/2 cup olive oil
15 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili flakes
30 g fresh basil, chopped
500 g spaghetti pasta, cooked according to package direction
1 (185g) pack MAGNOLIA QUICKMELT CHEESE, grated

Procedure:

  1. Sauté longanisa in a nonstick pan using medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, and fresh basil and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Toss in pasta and cheese. Mix well.

Makes 4-5 servings.  

BBQ CHICKEN ASIAN PASTA SALAD

Ingredients:

1/2 (2 pc) kg MAGNOLIA CHICKEN STATION TIMPLADOS BBQ
1/4 cup GOLDEN FRY PALM OIL
200 grams colored pasta twists, cooked according to package directions
1 (75 g) pc small carrot, shredded
1 (50 g) pc red bell pepper, diced

DRESSING

1/2 cup store bought roasted sesame dressing
1/4 cup MAGNOLIA REAL MAYONNAISE

Procedure:

  1. Cook chicken in hot oil. Cool then shred. Set aside.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Toss chicken, pasta, carrot and bell pepper together with dressing. Serve.

Makes 10 servings. (Yield: 5 cups mixture/1/2 cup per serving)  

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