Ziti with Beef Sauce Ziti with Beef Sauce

ziti 150 Image by: ziti 150 Author: Canadian Living

Made with lean ground beef and bacon bits, this pasta dish is perfect for a family dinner.

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



In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook ziti until tender but firm, 8 minutes. Drain in colander; set aside.

In same saucepan, saute beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Drain fat from pan. Heat oil over medium-high heat; saute celery, carrot, onion, bacon, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Return beef to pan. Add tomatoes and vinegar; simmer, stirring often, until thickened and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

Rinse pasta; add to pan. Add cheese and parsley; heat through, 2 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 958 mg
  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 596.0
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Cholesterol 86 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g


  • Iron 49.0
  • Folate 50.0
  • Calcium 29.0
  • Vitamin A 42.0
  • Vitamin C 60.0
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Ziti with Beef Sauce