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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

791 calories; protein 35.4g; carbohydrates 84.8g; fat 35.6g; cholesterol 107.7mg; sodium 1255.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2005
Very great taste but not enough sauce. I would use more tomato sauce and alittle more meat! overall amazing flavor!! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2005
Very great taste but not enough sauce. I would use more tomato sauce and alittle more meat! overall amazing flavor!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2003
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 stewed tomatoes AND the fresh ones 2)I used crushed tomatoes instead of sauce. Those substitutions are almost the same though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2017
I just used 3 tomatoes and ketchup instead of stewed and juiced tomatoes and white sugar and it worked like a charm Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
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 put in a can of Rotel and skip the cayenne pepper Read More