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Charlyne Mattox


Credit: Con Poulos

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25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 5 to 7 minutes more (add up to ¼ cup water if the pan is dry).

  • Add the beef mixture, bocconcini, and basil to the pasta and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; fat 24g; saturated fat 10g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 606mg; protein 38g; carbohydrates 78g; sugars 8g; fiber 7g; iron 5mg; calcium 302mg.