penne pasta with meat sauce

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

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. Recipe & photo:

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For penne pasta with meat sauce

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

How To Make penne pasta with meat sauce

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. Return to hot pan and cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    In a very large skillet, cook ground chuck and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat.
  • 3
    In a blender or food processor, combine the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato juice, sugar, oregano and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth.
  • 4
    Stir tomato mixture into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Stir in cooked, drained pasta. Cover and heat through. Sprinkle individual servings with mozzarella cheese.