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Rita's Pasta and Meat Sauce

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"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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50 m servings 791
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 791 calories; 35.6 84.8 35.4 108 1255 Full nutrition

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

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 ...

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.

I just used 3 tomatoes and ketchup instead of stewed and juiced tomatoes and white sugar and it worked like a charm

I have made this recipe several times now it is possibly my favorite pasta recipe of all times I absolutely love it and make it just the way it is called for except if I don't have tomatoes I pu...