Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach (TNT)

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Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:21 pm

We had this for dinner last night and it was just great!
I altered the recipe a little...which I have changed already in the recipe....the recipe didn't state what size package of pasta....I used 8-oz. of elbow macaroni (that is plenty!!). It also called for only one 8-oz. can of tomato sauce....that was no way enough! I used two 8-oz. cans.
It was so good that my hubby raved about it...he had two big helpings!!

Rotini with Ground Beef & Spinach

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 box Dreamfields Rotini, Penne Rigate or Elbows (8-oz.)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 pound (90%) lean ground beef
2 cans (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) spinach leaves, shredded
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt (optional)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, stirring and breaking beef into pieces.
Stir in tomato sauce and oregano. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach, basil and red pepper flakes; continue cooking 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.
Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss with beef mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Makes 6 main dish servings.

Note: A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach.

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