Beef & Tomato Sauce with Pasta - 1 Guiding Stars
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If you love a good slow-braised ragu but never have the time to make one, this is a dish you must try. Starting with a decent cut of meat and working in a skillet to reduce cooking time, you can get wonderful flavor even on a busy weeknight.


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • 10 oz. spinach, chopped
  • 1 lb. round tip beef steaks, cubed
  • 1 (14 oz.) can seasoned chunky tomatoes, undrained
  • ΒΌ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Toss beef with garlic and oil. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding spinach to water during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain well.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry beef until outside is seared and no pink remains.
  4. Drain excess fat from the pan and add the tomatoes. Cook over medium-high heat until sauce is thickened. Add pasta to sauce, toss to coat. Cook until heating through, then serve hot, garnished with cheese.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 460; Total Fat 13.5g (17% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 5g (24% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 76mg (25% DV); Sodium 455mg (20% DV); Total Carbohydrate 49g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 5g (18% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 34g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 15% DV; Iron 35% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin K 290% DV; Selenium 120% DV; Niacin 100% DV.
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