sweet red pepper beef pasta
Ingredients:
  • (12 oz. jar) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • (1 lb.) lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • (1 small) onion, chopped
  • (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (1 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (1 tsp.) dried basil
  • (3/4 tsp.) salt
  • (8 oz.) uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • (1 1/2 cups) cut fresh green beans
  • (1 1/2 cups) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Servings

6

Dinner

Sweet Red Pepper Beef Pasta

Ziti pasta in a roasted sweet red pepper meat sauce with green beans and mozzarella cheese.

Preparation Time

About 20 minutes

Cook Time

About 25 minutes

    Instructions

  1. 1Process peppers in a food
    processor until smooth.
  2. 2Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion. Cook until meat is browned, drain.
  3. 3Add pureed peppers, tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil and salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer on medium 15 minutes.
  4. 4Fill a Dutch oven with 2 quarts cold water and place over High heat. When boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions. At 5 minutes left, add green beans. Drain,
    return to pan.
  5. 5Add meat sauce and cheese, stir
    and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 2/3 cups



Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 362
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 38 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Cholesterol 53 mg
  • Sodium 739 mg
  • Fiber 4 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.