Italian Pack Pasta


I wanted to use my Italian pack items and my beefsteak tomatoes but I also needed a quick, easy dinner while life is so busy! I felt like challenging myself today cause lets face it…Life has been busy and I have let my kitchen inspirations fall to the waste side lately. I was hoping my instincts hadn’t left me when I started this meal out. We can let you be the judge of it ;) There is just something about cooking the noodles in the sauce that makes it taste even better! This was my first attempt at cooking the noodles in a dish and I really could tell the difference, the noodles just absorbed the flavor!

Italian Pack Pasta

Italian Pack Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Hamburger
  • 1 Medium Red Onion (Julienned)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (Julienned)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Diced)
  • 1 Eggplant (Chopped)
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil (10-12 leaves) (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Tsp. of Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms (Chopped)
  • 1-2 Tomatoes I used Beefsteak (Diced)
  • 1 Box of Beef Stock about 5 cups
  • 1 Can of tomato sauce
  • 1 package of spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
  • 1 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start browning your hamburger.
  2. In a smaller sauté pan, add a small amount of olive oil. Place eggplant and sauté for 5-10 minutes.
  3. When hamburger is browned and eggplant is sautéed; add the noodles, beef stock, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, hamburger, eggplant, bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, thyme and tomato sauce to a large pan or stock pot.
  4. Drizzle olive oil on the noodles about 1 tbsp.
  5. Add pepper.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil (with the lid on).
  7. Turn the heat down to simmer and allow to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Toss in the basil and stir.
  9. It will be done when the liquid has cooked down to about 1/2 inch left of liquid.
  10. Top with shredded parmesan before serving.

Notes

I think this would be really good to try with chicken!

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One Response to “Italian Pack Pasta”

  1. WendyT says:

    This looks so delicious and fresh!

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