Ross il Forn
300g Long Grain Rice
200g Ground Pork
200g Ground Beef
4 Bacon Rashers, chopped into small pieces
200g Ricotta (optional)
4 Beaten Eggs
1 425g/15oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
100g Tomato Paste
1 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
Parmigiano Reggiano, Grated, to taste
Salt and pepper
In a large pot, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic and sautee till translucent.
Add the bacon to the bottom of the pot and allow the fat to render.
Brown the ground pork and beef, breaking it up as it cooks.
Once the meat is brown, gradually add the tomato paste, mixing it into the meat mixture.
Add the salt and pepper, then the crushed tomatoes along with a can-full of water to dilute the sauce.
Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before stirring in the rice and eggs.
Preheat oven to medium-high (190C/375F).
Grease a casserole dish with olive oil, and pour in the sauce/meat/rice mixture.
Bake in a hot oven until top becomes golden brown - about 30 mins.
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