meat lovers pasta

Shannon Hatfield


this is a great recipes for the those who like meat on pasta. The feta cheese tops it off as a mouth watering explosion of flavor. I have a little bit of hamburger, smoked sausage & cooked bacon in the frig. Well date night for two ? perfect! I rolled up the sleeves and made a great dish I thought I would share.

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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
enough hamburger to make 10 meatballs
1/2 pkg
smoked sausage sliced diagonal
5-6 slice
crispy bacon
1 can(s)
tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
bbq sauce
red onion diced
6 clove
1 tsp
seasoning salt
4 Tbsp
vegetable oil
feta cheese
rigatoni pasta, cooked


1Boil pan of water & teaspoon of oil for noodles.
Make 10 meatballs. Place oil into the frying pan & turn onto low/med heat. Put meatballs in & cover. There should be enough oil in the pan to make it where the meatballs can roll around. 8-10 mins.
don't forget to roll the meatballs around while prepping other ingredients.
2While the meatballs are cooking time to cut half the smoked sausage diagonal.
Dice 1/4 of red onion.
Smash & peel 6 garlic cloves then slice diagonally.
35 mins before the meatballs are fully done add sausage. Cooking 5 mins then add onions and garlic.
Add BBQ sauce, seasoning salt & drained tomatoes.
Cook for 5 mins and then add tomato sauce & cover.
Let simmer while draining noodles from water. Teaspoon of oil and toss then cover till ready for serving.
4Once all sauce is heated & thickened turn off pan.
Placing noodles first then pour meat & sauce over top. Add feta cheese crumbles & bacon.
Then enjoy!

About meat lovers pasta

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