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Beef Cannelloni

Beef Cannelloni - Κανελόνια με κιμά
Beef Cannelloni

Beef Cannelloni

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Experience culinary enchantment with our Beef Cannelloni recipe—a tantalizing blend of succulent ground beef, semi-hard cheese, and rich tomato sauce. Master the art of sautéed perfection, crafting layers of flavor that culminate in a symphony of taste. From the elegance of the simmered tomato sauce to the gooey goodness of baked cheese, each step unveils gourmet perfection. Elevate your dining experience as you indulge in this savory delight, where every bite promises to be a celebration of culinary expertise and delectable ingredients.

Course: MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • For the Pasta
  • 250 g Cannelloni

  • 500 g Semi Hard Cheese

  • For the Ground Beef
  • 1 kg Ground beef

  • 1 Onion

  • 3 Garlic cloves

  • 70 g Olive oil

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste

  • For the Sauce
  • 1 Onion

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • 70 g Olive oil

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 200 g Tomato sauce

  • 1 glass Water

Recipe directions

  • Making the Ground Beef
  • Place a frying pan over heat. Add the olive oil, onion (finely chopped), garlic (finely chopped) and sauté.
  • Add the sugar and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the ground beef and sauté. Season with salt, pepper and paprika and stir.
  • Add the parsley (finely chopped), tomato paste and stir. Continue sautéing until most of the moisture evaporates.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Making the Sauce
  • Place a pot over heat. Add the olive oil, garlic (finely chopped), onion (finely chopped) and sauté until golden.
  • Add the sugar, parsley (finely chopped), tomato paste and sauté. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomato sauce, water and stir. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • To assemble
  • Fill the cannelloni with the meat mixture and arrange them in the baking dish. If there is any leftover meat mixture, pour it over the cannelloni.
  • Next, pour the sauce over the cannelloni.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F).
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool for a bit and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27.7g 42%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 56%
  • Cholesterol 74mg 25%
  • Sodium 814mg 34%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 471mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 4%
    • Sugars 3.5g
  • Protein 39.5g 78%
  • Calcium 322%
  • Iron 17%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.