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Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach

Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach Recipe. DiabeticGourmet.com

A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach.

Makes 6 main dish servings.
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini, Penne Rigate or Elbows
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound (90%) lean ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (10 ounces) spinach leaves, shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, stirring and breaking beef into pieces.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and oregano. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach, basil and red pepper flakes; continue cooking 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.
  4. Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss with beef mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 401
Protein: 27 g
Sodium: 178 mg
Cholesterol: 49 mg
Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 54 g

Source: Dreamfields Pasta

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