Zucchini, Beef and Pasta

Zucchini, Beef and Pasta

1 lb. ground beef, brown and drain
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Sauté onion and garlic with browned and drained beef.

Add the following ingredients to beef and onion mixture – cover and cook on low until pasta is done, stirring occasionally — 15 to 20 minutes

1 T. beef base
1 ½ C. water
1 can 14.5 oz chopped tomatoes
1 T. dried Italian or pizza seasoning
½ t. dried red pepper flakes (hot- optional)
4 C. sliced zucchini @ ½ in. thick or chunk
2 C. uncooked pasta (bow tie)
Salt and pepper to taste (after cooking)
4 T. grated parmesan- sprinkle on before serving.

Serves 6

Notes: More liquid can be added if necessary.
Also delicious is canned fire roasted red peppers if available and /or spinach or any other greens chopped.
Serve this dish with crusty Italian bread, garlic bread or olive bread.
Warm some olive oil with some rosemary added to dip the bread.
Add a green salad and you have an awesome Italian meal!

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