Amazing Veggie Rotini & Meat Sauce

Veggie Rotini is a versatile and healthy food choice that should always be in your pantry.  There are a million and one ways to cook it, and its guaranteed to be a people pleaser no matter how you prepare it.  Today, I want to share a rendition that my family likes to request and enjoy time and time again.  Veggie Rotoniti with meat sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Veggie Rottini
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 4 Green Onion Stalks
  • 1/2lb of ground beef
  • 12 oz of Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tsp of Salt
  • 2 Tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tsp of Oregano
  • 1 Tsp of Pepper
  • Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 8 – 10 Campari Tomatos
  • 1 1/2 Cups of water

Instructions:

  1. Begin by slicing and chopping the green and yellow onions.
  2. Set the on ions to the side and begin browning 1/2lb of ground beef in a skillet on medium heat.
  3. While waiting for the beef to cook, go ahead and cut 8 – 10 campari tomatos into quarters.
  4. Check on the beef and continue to chop and stir until thoroughly cooked.
  5. Now that the beef is cooked, its time for the fun part… making the meat sauce!
  6. Before getting started on the sauce, remove the excess grease from the beef and begin cooking 2 cups of Rotinni pasta in a pot of boiling water.
  7. While the pasta cooks, add 12 oz of tomato sauce, 1 1/2 cup of water, and 1 chopped yellow onion to the beef skillet.  Continue to cook and stir on medium heat until the onions soften.
  8. While cooking the sauce, be sure to occasionally stir the Rotinni pasta until they are soft enough to serve.
  9. Once the chopped onions have been cooked soft in the meat sauce, season the sauce with 1 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of garlic powder, 2 tsp of oregano, and  1 tsp of pepper.
  10. Continue stirring the sauce while adding the sliced green onions and campari tomatos.  Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
  11. While the sauce simmers, rinse the excess starch from the cooked noodles.

And that’s it!  Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Veggie Rotini & Meat Sauce

 

 

 

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