Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ground Beef and Spinich Pasta Bake

Looking for dishes not using the oven much and came across this one.
We added a can of corn and a home grown tomato and more parmesan cheese.
We felt it was lacking and could have used something to kick it up a notch.

Ground Beef and Spinach Pasta Bake
by Sackville
25 min 10 min prep
2 teaspoons oil
1 onion, chopped
250 g ground beef or
ground pork
2 (400 g) cans chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
10 ounces frozen spinach
200 g tagliatelle pasta noodles (or other pasta)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
Sauté the onion in a deep frying pan for 1-2 minutes, then add the ground beef.
Cook until beef is browned, then add the tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then add the spinach and simmer 3-4 minutes more.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Meanwhile, boil and drain the pasta according to directions on the package.
Combine the two and place in a baking tray.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake in a hot oven until melted and the dish is pipping hot, about 5 minutes.
Serve with a salad and garlic bread.

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