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Rita's Pasta and Meat Sauce

Rita's Pasta and Meat Sauce

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Rita

Rita

This dish is great for kids and adults. There's a sweetness to the meat sauce that kids love and then they don't seem to mind that there are veggies in the sauce...

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 791 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.8g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 1255 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until meat is evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in carrots, bell pepper, diced tomatoes and stewed tomatoes with juice. Season with onion powder, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer 15 minutes more.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Toss pasta with meat sauce until evenly coated, and serve with crumbled Gorgonzola.
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Reviews

alarose
4

alarose

11/19/2003

Yum! Served this with fusili. It is a fairly meaty sauce, with a good mix of veggies, and the sweetness is just right. Quick too. Two notes: 1) I used a can of diced tomatoes to replace the stewed tomatoes AND the fresh ones 2)I used crushed tomatoes instead of sauce. Those substitutions are almost the same, though.

LBY13
3

LBY13

6/1/2005

Very great taste but not enough sauce. I would use more tomato sauce and alittle more meat! overall amazing flavor!!

amandak23k
1

amandak23k

8/24/2012

I used leftover sloppy joe meat that had veggies in it, so I skipped the steps for cooking the ground beef and veggies. I used tomato sauce instead of stewed tomatoes. Turned out pretty good.

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