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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Everyday Meat Sauce

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Rigatoni
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Onion; chopped
  • 1 Dried chill pepper
  • -(optional); up to
  • 2 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 3/4 lb Ground beef or: turkey
  • 4 c Diced tomatoes; drained or:
  • -1 can (28 ounces) crushed
  • -tomatoes
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 2 ts Salt; (or 1/2 teaspoon if
  • -using canned tomatoes)
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 1 tb Chopped parsley


1.Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add onion; cook
until browned, 2 minutes. Add chili pepper if using, garlic and meat; cook,
breaking up meat, until it loses its raw look, about 3 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper; bring to boiling. Lower
heat; simmer 5 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in
parsley. Remove chili pepper.

4. Drain pasta; toss with sauce.

Nutrient Value Per Serving: 599 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated), 29 g
protein, 77 g carbohydrate, 1,086 mg sodium, 57 mg cholesterol.

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