Ever since I started this blog, whenever I cook or bake something now my boys will tell me if it’s “blog worthy.” I made this for dinner tonight, and after they each took one bite they all looked at me and said “Mom, this is blog worthy.” I know when they say that it’s got to be good because a couple of them are so dang picky!
This stuff was so yummy! I absolutely love comfort food like this. It was quick and easy to throw together and I love that it has spinach in it and my boys still ate it! Fast and simple meals like this are my favorite, especially when it’s 4:00 and I have nothing ready for dinner and we have a baseball games at 5:00 and 6:30. This was a huge hit at our house tonight. I think when I make it again I’ll try pepper jack cheese on top . . .mmmmm, now that would give it a nice little kick!
- 1 3/4 cup uncooked penne pasta
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
- 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic,, cook one minute longer. Drain.
Stir in the tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Add spinach, cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
I didn't have a can of tomato puree in my pantry, so I just took a can of diced tomatoes and threw them in my BlendTec. It worked great!
Recipe Source: Taste of Home Ground Beef Magazine 2011