It also called for canned tomato puree. Hmmm . . . was that tomato paste? I think not as that would be an awful lot of tomato paste.
Was it tomato sauce? Was it pureed tomatoes?
We went with the pureed tomatoes and used a bottle of Tomato Passata, which is essentially pureed tomatoes. This worked perfectly.
The original recipe called for cooking the past and then cooking the sauce. In my experience this is never a good idea. The pasta sticks together, unless you toss it with a bit of oil. We opted to make the sauce and then while that was simmering cook the pasta.
This method worked beautifully. Both were finished cooking around the same time. We had a nice thick sauce and perfectly cooked pasta, ready to stir together.
I really don’t like it when recipes are not specific in what they want you to use. I would have expected a bit more from Taste of Home, but then again, I try to write my recipes so that anyone can cook them.
This is because I have a developmentally challenged daughter. She likes to cook. She sometimes has a difficult time understanding what is expected, and so I write my recipes so that she, and anyone like her, can understand exactly what to do and what is required.
Also not all cooks have years of experience to fall back on. There are a great many novice cooks out there. I want them to be able to understand exactly what they need and what they need to do. Its that simple.
I have never had anyone complain yet. Seriously.
Hearty Penne Beef
- 1 3/4 cups (200g) uncooked penne pasta
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
- 1 can (15 oz/425g) pureed tomatoes
- 1 can (14 1/2 oz/410g) beef broth
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 cups (65g) chopped fresh baby spinach
- 2 cups (225g) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Add the ground beef to a deep skillet and brown over medium high heat until no pink remains. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
- Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, pureed tomatoes and beef stock. Bring to the boil.
- Reduce to a low simmer and cook, uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly.
- While the sauce is cooking cook your penne pasta to al dente according to the package directions. Drain well and rinse.
- Add the spinach to the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes, until wilted. Add the drained pasta, combine well together.
- Sprinkle the cheese over top. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted. (3 to 4 minutes.)
- Spoon out onto heated plates to serve.
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