Since the other day I taught you how to make a bechamel sauce, today I said I’ll show you a recipe that you can use it for.
Because I found in the supermarket a cannelloni offer, I took this opportunity to invite you to the Italian cuisine, one of my husband’s favorites .
Ingredients *2 x bechamel sauce made from the recipe here *10 cannelloni *300 gr chopped meat *1 clove garlic *1 onion *parmesan *salt *pepper *basil *oil or butter
If the bechamel sauce seems to be too hard, you can prepare it by the quantities of the previous post ( here). I love its taste, so I always double the amount.
I usually use a mixture of pork and beef meat. Minced pork seemed too heavy to be consumed as such and the beef is not really to our liking, so we prefer to combine them.
For those who have not used cannelloni before, these are tube shaped pasta. Although we will be bake this dish the cannelloni need to be boiled for 3-4 minutes to soften it a little.
[ Tip ] If you cook the cannelloni too long, they will soften and will not keep their shape.
Chop the onion and the garlic and cook them in a little oil or butter. Add the minced meat and stir until it changes color. Season with salt, pepper and basil and then fill the cannelloni with this mixture.
On the bottom of the pan put a thin layer of bechamel sauce, then place the cannelloni. If the don’t fit in your pot, do not worry. Just stack them in layers, making sure to pour bechamel sauce between them.
Pour the remaining sauce over it and put the dish in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
Then sprinkle parmesan and put it in the oven for another 5 minutes until it melts.
[ Tip ] You can put parmesan also in the composition, but because I use a double amount of bechamel sauce, I prefer this recipe.
I hope I have opened your appetite for Italian cuisine.
Enjoy your cannelloni with meat !