Beefy Garlic Tomato Pasta

Beefy Garlic Tomato Pasta
Beefy Garlic Tomato Pasta

Goulash was something we ate often growing up. It was heavy with tomato sauce and full of elbow macaronis. This was one of those days when I was craving some comfort food but decided to lighten it up a little bit. I went heavy on the veggies and light on the ground beef compared to what mom would of made and added lots of garlic.

I also used chunky tomatoes which also wouldn’t of been used, in fact I don’t think that mom would recognize this dish at all even though hers was my inspiration. I’m pretty sure she never saw this pasta either, Pipe Rigate. I got it from my favorite specialty Italian grocery store last time I was there. It is perfect for this kind of sauce, the sauce goes into the bowl part of the pasta and gives you a burst of flavor when you bite into it. I love using fun pastas like this one.

Beefy Garlic Tomato Pasta
Recipe type: pasta
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Serves: Serves 4 - 6
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups onion - chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet peppers - chopped
  • 4 -5 garlic cloves
  • 1 large can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 soup can water
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 lb pasta - I used Pipe Rigante
  • Parmesan cheese
  1. Brown the ground beef in a dutch oven. Add the onions and garlic. Saute a few minutes and add the sweet peppers.
  2. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, basil, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat until sauce thickens a little.
  3. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well and add to sauce. Let simmer for 15 more minutes. Add parmesan cheese and taste to adjust seasonings.

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