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Fresh Tomato, Beef & Bow Tie Pasta

Fresh Tomato, Beef & Bow Tie PastaAdd this ground beef and pasta recipe to your list of quick and easy meal ideas. A few minutes time, and a few simple ingredients, are enough to create a main dish that's sure to please!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups seeded and chopped ripe tomatoes
3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef with garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add pasta and basil; toss. Sprinkle with cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 479.1 calories; 48% calories from fat; 25.3g total fat; 88.3mg cholesterol; 495.1mg sodium; 557.8mg potassium; 33.4g carbohydrates; 2.0g fiber; 2.0g sugar; 31.4g net carbs; 27.4g protein.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Beef, It's What's For Dinner © 2003.