Bolognese Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 350–400 grams short pasta noodles like macaroni or rigatoni – cooked to al dente

Meat sauce

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 star anise pod
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 500 grams of beef mince
  • 1/2 cup red wine – and maybe a splash more
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme – all chopped
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes.

Bechamel sauce

  • 50 grams butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Milk – about 2 1/2–3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

Garnish

  • 3/4 of a cup of breadcrumbs fried in about 50 grams of butter until golden. Add a few thyme leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese for the top

Preparation

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