Ground Beef Cannelloni


Ground beef cannelloni is a classic Italian dish. These filled pasta is loved by everyone, extra tasty with bechamel sauce and cheese.

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Ground beef cannelloni
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-08-20, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hours 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 22-07-2022

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Main course
Ground beef cannelloni


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  • 1 package of cannelloni (250 gram)
  • 500 gram ground beef
  • 1,5 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 recipe for bechamel sauce
  • 1 can of tomato paste (140 gram)
  • 2 cans of tomato pieces (800 gram)
  • 3 carrots
  • about 100 gram Parmesan cheese (or grana padano)
  • few sprigs of basil
  • olive oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
Ground beef cannelloni ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • vegetable peeler
  • coarse grater
  • large skillet
  • oven
  • oven dish
  • tin foil
  • teaspoon
  • fine cheese grater

Ground Beef Cannelloni

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 30 minutes

Start with the béchamel sauce according to this recipe. PEEL and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. PEEL and coarsely grate the carrots. HEAT olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes.

Add the ground beef and after another few minutes, also add the carrots along with the basil. Add in the tomato paste for a quick stir before you pour in the canned tomatoes.

Simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat. Season with pepper and salt, remove the basil leaves and let the filling cool off a bit. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit and coat the oven dish with olive oil.  

Ground beef cannelloni
Ground beef cannelloni

Finishing the ground beef cannelloni -- 40 minutes

Fill each cannelloni with ground beef filling. Grab a piece of tin foil to hold the cannelloni and fill it with a teaspoon. Repeat until all the ingredients have been used and finish the filled cannelloni with a layer of béchamel sauce.

Finish with a layer of grated parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for about half an hour, or until the cheese is beautiful golden brown. Enjoy!

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