Quick Meat Sauce and Shells
Recipe from Family Circle

Ground beef and pasta shells in a tempting tomato-based sauce make this classic quick and easy dinner recipe.


Quick Meat Sauce and Shells

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Beef, European Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Pasta
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Ingredients
  • 1   pound 
    lean ground beef
  • 1   
    large sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1   
    large green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1   
    medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2  14 1/2 ounce cans 
    diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
  • 1   teaspoon 
    sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1   pound 
    large pasta shells
  • 1   cup 
    part-skim shredded mozzarella
Directions
1.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat and add crumbled ground beef, peppers, onion and garlic. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.
Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt and black pepper. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.
While sauce is simmering, cook pasta following package directions. Drain.
4.
Spoon sauce over pasta. Top with shredded cheese and serve.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 486, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 68, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 33, sodium (mg) 697, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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