Simply adding ground beef and veggies to a tasty jarred sauce gives you a Bolognese sauce that would please the best Italian cooks. Served over pasta, it makes a hearty and delicious dish.
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pound 90% extra lean ground beef
large onion, minced (about 1 cup)
large carrot, shredded (about 2 cups)
jar (24 ounces) Prego® Veggie Smart® Smooth & Simple Italian Sauce
tablespoons fresh basil leavescut into very thin strips
ounces (about 3 cups) penne pasta, cooked and drained (about 4 cups cooked)
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cook the beef, onion and carrots in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well-browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
Stir the sauce and water in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in additional water, if needed, until desired consistency.
Place the basil and penne into a large bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.
(24 ounces) Prego® Veggie Smart® Smooth & Simple Italian Sauce
February 6, 2013
I added 2 cloves of garlic and used 1/2 cup of redwine instead of 1/2 cups of water. I also added a bay leaf and a pinch of oregano and it no longer tasted like a jarred sauce, will make again with the changes I made to the recipe. Some Bell pepper might have been a good addition too.
August 24, 2012
My kids are picky eaters and it's a struggle to get them to eat veggies. I chopped the veggies fine and they inhaled it! I sprinkled it with mozzerella instead of parm. I served cottage cheese on the side and we ended up mixing it in with the dish and it tasted like lasagna. Kids LOVED it!
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