This is one of those “please the whole family” recipes that just can’t really go wrong and tastes especially good on a dark and cold evening. You know, one of those evenings where nothing fancy is required and comfort is the main aim. Not to mention, it’s simple to make – especially with my Samsung Dual Cook oven that lets me cook at two different temperatures at the same time. Win, win!
Start by putting the oil and diced onion into a pan and cooking them on a medium heat until soft. Take the onions out of the pan and add the beef mince, turn the heat up and fry the mince until browned.
Now add the onions back in along with the garlic and thyme and stir. Pour the wine into the mince and bring to a boil. Now add the stock followed by the tomato purée and stir in.
Now add the chopped tomatoes, stir all and bring to a boil, then turn down to a low heat. Preheat your oven to 180C.
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook the pasta until still al dente (roughly 2 minutes less than the pack suggests). Drain the pasta and put into an oven-proof dish.
Now put the mince on top of the pasta and spread evenly. Scatter the mozzarella over the mince. Put the whole thing into the oven for 20 minutes.
Once the 20 minutes are up, put the parmesan on top and bake for another 5 minutes.