Surprise Pasta

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While experimenting on the stove one day, I discovered this unique and timeless taste. What's different about it is that it is totally invisible to the unsuspecting palette. Try it, might be fun for your family. Grape tomatoes, rather than cherry tomatoes, are preferred if you can find them.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ onion

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 20 cherry tomatoes

  • 1 (12 ounce) package linguine pasta

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until almost cooked; about 10 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

  3. Using a food processor, chop the onion finely. Wash it out and then put in the bell pepper. It should turn to liquid. That's the surprise!

  4. Add tomato paste, garlic, onions, oregano, and bell pepper juice to the browned beef. Allow it to settle a little bit, folding it all together. Add the tomatoes and cover; simmer for another 15 minutes. With a fork or spatula crush the tomatoes and blend the juice into the sauce; continue simmering for about 10 more minutes. Serve over cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

673 Calories
26g Fat
78g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 673
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 50mg 248%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1172mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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