PENNE PASTA WITH MEAT SAUCE

Ellen Bales

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An easy and quick dinner using ground beef, or you could use Italian sausage to change it up a bit. This is a hearty meal, sure to please everyone in the family.
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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz
penne pasta
1 lb
ground chuck
1/2 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
(14 oz.) italian-style tomatoes, undrained
1 can(s)
(6 oz.) italian-style tomato paste
1/4 c
tomato juice
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. Return to hot pan and cover to keep warm.

2In a very large skillet, cook ground chuck and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat.

3In a blender or food processor, combine the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato juice, sugar, oregano and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth.

4Stir tomato mixture into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

5Stir in cooked, drained pasta. Cover and heat through. Sprinkle individual servings with mozzarella cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian