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Broccoli and Beef Pasta


Broccoli and Beef Pasta

Broccoli and Beef Pasta

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 cups broccoli florets or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli, thawed
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup beef broth
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cooked rotini pasta
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese or grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Preparation

  1. Layer broccoli, onion, basil, oregano, thyme, tomatoes with juice and broth in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 2-1/2 hours.
  2. Cook and stir beef and garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until brown, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat. Add beef mixture to slow cooker. Cover; cook 2 hours.
  3. Stir in pasta, cheese and tomato paste. Cover; cook 30 minutes or until cheese melts and mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with garlic bread.

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