Friday, October 14, 2011

Italian Beef & Shells

Italian Beef & Shells

Serves 4.

A perfect weeknight meal!
Source: Taste of Home: Simple & Delicious, Oct/Nov 2010

1-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jar (23 ounces) marinara sauce
1 small yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced
1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced
1/4 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the marinara sauce, squash, zucchini, wine and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture and heat through.

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