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    30 Minute Weeknight Pasta W/Semi-Homemade Meat Ragu Sauce

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    TheDancingCook's Note:

    I like this recipe because it's quick, authentic tasting and incoporates fresh veggies in the sauce; my picky 10 y/o scarfed this up and didn't bat an eye at the finely chopped veggies in sauce. A nice, quick sauce that doesn't have to cook for a long period of time which is perfect for weeknight dinners. I served this over Barilla pasta Linguine Fini, but any pasta will do. This recipe is courtesy of Food Network Magazine w/some of my own adaptions.

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, boil water for pasta.
    2. 2
      Finely chop onion, carrot, celery, garlic cloves.
    3. 3
      In a large pan, heat olive oil over med heat and add the veggie/garlic mix and cook until soft and mildly browned; add rosemary to mix.
    4. 4
      Add beef and cook w/veggies until no longer pink.
    5. 5
      Salt and pepper the mix, to taste.
    6. 6
      Add tomatoes, milk, water; stir to mix well and bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add pasta to boiled water in large saucepan; cook and drain.
    8. 8
      Season sauce w/more salt and pepper as needed; toss w/cooked pasta.
    9. 9
      Offer parmesan cheese, upon serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for 30 Minute Weeknight Pasta W/Semi-Homemade Meat Ragu Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (534 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 794.8
    Calories from Fat 221
    Total Fat 24.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 76.7 mg
    Sodium 536.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 102.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    Sugars 12.2 g
    Protein 40.4 g

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