Leftover beef and spinach cannelloni recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 5mins to prepare and 25-30mins to cook
  • 785 calories / serving
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Using leftover beef means this quick cannelloni can be on the table in just 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight Italian-style meal. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our pot-roasted beef in red wine with baby veg and new potatoes dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220ºC, fan 200ºC.
  2. Squeeze out as much excess water from the spinach as possible, put it in to a medium bowl with 175g (6oz) of the ricotta, the beef, nutmeg and seasoning, stir well to combine everything together.
  3. If using large lasagne sheets, cut them in half.
  4. Place one-sixth of the beef mixture at the short end of each lasagne sheet and using the back of a spoon, spread it out to cover one quarter of the sheet. Roll the pasta up to encase the filling and place in a shallow ovenproof dish. Pour the passata over and dot the reserved ricotta on top. Scatter with the Parmesan, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and bubbling.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) of silverside beef is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 300g (12oz) frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 250g (8oz) ricotta
  • 200g (7oz) leftover pot-roasted beef, shredded
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 small or 3 large fresh lasagna sheets
  • 500g (16oz) garlic and herb passata
  • 50g (2oz) parmesan cheese, grated
  • Energy 3270kj 785kcal 39%
  • Fat 44g 63%
  • Saturates 23g 115%
  • Sugars 21g 23%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.3g Protein 51.6g Fibre 6.7g


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