Monday, October 26, 2015

Chili Beef Pasta ----- (dinner in less than an hour)

 Prep/Total Time: 45 minutes        MAKES: 6 servings 

1           pound lean ground beef (90% lean) 
2          tablespoons dried minced onion 
2          teaspoons dried oregano 
2          teaspoons chili powder 
1/2      teaspoon garlic powder 
1/8      teaspoon salt 
3         cups tomato juice 
2         cups water 
1         can (6 ounces) tomato paste 
1         teaspoon sugar 
8        ounces uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta 
Grape tomatoes and sliced jalapeno pepper, 

1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in seasonings. 

2. Add tomato juice, water, tomato paste and sugar to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20-22 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. If desired, top with tomatoes and jalapeno slices. 
Add  a salad  , toasted bread  or  crackers  
Heart healthy


  1. Looks great PIC, really simple and quick....just what I'm looking for.
    Thanks a big bunch
    Love you girl

  2. You are so very welcome .... you have a lot more coming ... you can also use chicken /turkey , just chopped it up .
    Also have you some soups , real fast , and can freeze them for another meal ... so get out your freezer containers . It's going to be a cold winter ... so just heat and eat .
    I keep a pot of soup on the stove , it warms you up without being filling .
    Love PIC


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