Tomato Beef Pasta Dinner

Author: Canadian Living

This simple, straightforward meal is ideal for students away from home – just throw everything into a pot and simmer it up to share with roommates. Use whole wheat pasta for a slightly chewier texture.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef pork, chicken or turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet yellow or green pepper chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 cups fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup black olive (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Method

In large pot, saut?eef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add celery, carrot, yellow pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and 2 cups (500 mL) water; bring to boil. Stir in pasta; reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender but firm, about 15 minutes.

Stir in olives (if using), Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 819 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 572.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 67 g

%RDI

  • Iron 43.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 55.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 19.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 76.0
  • Vitamin C 143.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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