Rita's Pasta and Meat Sauce

Rita's Pasta and Meat Sauce

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"This dish is great for kids and adults. There's a sweetness to the meat sauce that kids love and then they don't seem to mind that there are veggies in the sauce..."
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50 m servings 791 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 791 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.8g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 1255 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until meat is evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in carrots, bell pepper, diced tomatoes and stewed tomatoes with juice. Season with onion powder, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer 15 minutes more.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Toss pasta with meat sauce until evenly coated, and serve with crumbled Gorgonzola.


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Yum! Served this with fusili. It is a fairly meaty sauce, with a good mix of veggies, and the sweetness is just right. Quick too. Two notes: 1) I used a can of diced tomatoes to replace the ...

Very great taste but not enough sauce. I would use more tomato sauce and alittle more meat! overall amazing flavor!!

I used leftover sloppy joe meat that had veggies in it, so I skipped the steps for cooking the ground beef and veggies. I used tomato sauce instead of stewed tomatoes. Turned out pretty good.

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