Such a fun, fast meal and another of Nigella Lawson’s great ideas…definitely quick enough for a weeknight – enjoy!
1 lb. lean or extra lean ground beef
3 T. EACH grated Parmesan AND oatmeal AND chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 t. EACH salt AND freshly ground pepper
1 can (398 mL/14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 t. dried oregano
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
fresh basil leaves
Preheat the oven to 425 and lightly oil an oven-proof 10 or 11 inch skillet or round pan. In a large bowl, combine the beef, Parmesan, oatmeal, parsley and eggs and mix well. Add in the garlic, salt and pepper and mix again – using your hands is probably easiest – don’t overwork it. Lightly press the meat mix into your prepared pan, and shape it like it’s a pizza crust.
Spread on the drained tomatoes, evenly sprinkle all with the oregano, and then arrange the mozzarella slices evenly on top. Bake for 20 -25 minutes until the meat is cooked through and then sprinkle with some fresh basil leaves before serving. We found this perfect with a crusty baguette (dipped in good balsamic and olive oil) and a big salad.
- Category: Ground Beef