Beef Pasta in Tomato Sauce {Beef Ragu Pasta}

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Beef Pasta in Tomato Sauce {Beef Ragu Pasta}
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Ground Beef Pasta Recipe with Tomato Sauce – A quick and easy ground beef recipe! Seared ground beef is mixed through a fragrant tomato sauce speckled with garlic, onion, melted parmesan cheese, and tossed with plump al dente pasta! The beef pasta recipe uses mostly pantry staples and is ready in less than 30 minutes. The entire family will LOVE this easy one-pot pasta recipe! Thanks to great leftovers, this beef pasta dish will be on your dinner table all week long. Just grab your fork and dig right in! Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the ground beef pasta recipe

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Beef pasta recipe

This homestyle beef ragu pasta recipe is quick, easy, and so comforting! You’ll love how the flavors of garlic, onion, Italian herbs, and parmesan blend together to enrich this luscious meat and tomato sauce. We recommend using a large pasta shape to make the dish chunkier: penne, rigatoni, shells, etc… 

How to make beef pasta

This ground beef pasta with no cream is very easy to make. We cook pasta and the meat sauce separately, then toss the pasta into the sauce at the very end. Cook onion, garlic, and aromatic before adding the meat, then the marinara sauce. Stir in the parmesan, adjust the seasoning, and add the cooked and drained pasta. Reheat for a couple of minutes to thicken the beef pasta sauce then serve.

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1. To make the beef pasta: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is translucent about 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic, bouillon, and Italian seasoning, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Add ground beef and cook until the meat is browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Crumble the beef as it cooks and drain any excess fat.

4. Stir in marinara sauce. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes.

5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir the cooked pasta into the sauce.

6. Stir in chopped parsley and grated parmesan until melted, about 2-3 minutes. Serve the beef pasta immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the beef pasta recipe

  • Use a pasta shape that holds well the sauce such as penne, rigatoni, rotini, shells, etc…
  • Add a dash of Sriracha sauce or a pinch of cayenne to spice things up!
  • A pinch of crushed fennel seeds can deepen the flavor profile of the beef pasta.
  • Make sure you’re using a deep skillet for this healthy beef pasta recipe because it makes a large batch!
  • You can add diced bell pepper or carrot to the onions.

What meat can we use instead of ground beef?

You could easily sub in ground turkey or ground chicken for the lean ground beef. The pasta sauce will be leaner, yet still delicious! Use sliced mushrooms instead of beef for a vegetarian version of this easy pasta recipe.

How to keep the beef pasta leftovers?

You can keep the beef pasta leftovers fr up to2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove.

Can we freeze the ground beef pasta?

Sure, but we recommend freezing the meat sauce only. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator, reheat and toss cooked pasta before serving. This will prevent pasta from getting soggy.

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  • Ana

    2024-04-07 19:01:38

    I absolutely like this dish. Taste Bolognese, but have to work certainly enjoyed it. I’ll be making it more often. Thanks for sharing.

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