Sunday, September 21, 2008
On My Hearth: Social Sunday
I was lucky enough to have a full table tonight, all of my kids and Beren's as well. I love when this happens! Despite my occasional frustration, I do love our mixed-up blended family!
I prepared half of this dish with veggie crumbles and the other with beef; both were delicious and got rave reviews.
Hearty Penne Beef
From Simple & Delicious
* 1-3/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
* 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
* 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
* 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add spinach; cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.