Petunia Bloom


Quick Meat Sauce and Shells March 26, 2008

Filed under: Food,Recipe — 12:14 pm


In the April addition of Family Circle there were several good lean beef recipes. I tried this one last night and it was wonderful. The following recipe is not the exact same as in the magazine. It is modified to my tastes. :) I will definitely be making this again! Serves 6 – Prep: 15 mins – Cook: 23 mins

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large sweet red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 t sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta shells
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  1. In a skillet, cook crumbled ground beef, peppers, and onion for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over med-low for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook pasta following pgk directions. Drain.
  4. Spoon sauce over pasta. Top with shredded cheese and serve.

If you make this, let me know what you think!  Here is the original recipe.


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