Jenny-Approved Hamburger-Spinach-Tomato-Pasta One Dish Meal

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lowfat Linda

My family loves this dish which tastes especially good as left-overs. This is the perfect middle of the week meal when you don't want the pressure of coming up with several dishes to serve. It's a very healthy meal -- I recommend using either whole wheat or PLUS pasta and 'no salt added' diced tomatoes and then seasoning the ground beef with salt and pepper. Hint: If you're really in a rush and need to save time, use powdered garlic instead of fresh; use 1 can stewed tomatoes in place of 1 can diced tomatoes and the chopped onions; and either omit the carrots or use the pre-shredded carrots you can find in the produce section at larger grocery stores.

Top Review by AMHobbs

Was great!! Easy to make!! Even my autistic 2 year old ate it! And there's not many mixed meals he will eat!! Used ground turkey and cut the calories in half. I think maybe needs a little Italian Seasoning though. Might try some next time I make it...

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put a pot of water on to boil.
  2. Brown the ground beef with the chopped onions and garlic.
  3. Add pasta to boiling water -- cook as long as advised by box directions.
  4. Put frozen spinach and shredded carrots into a microwave-safe bowl and zap (cook in the microwave) for 7 minutes (stir at about 4 minutes).
  5. Add both cans of tomatoes to cooked meat, stir, and simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Add spinach and carrots to the meat mixture, stir, and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Drain pasta and place in a HUGE serving dish.
  8. Put meat and veggie mixture into the HUGE serving dish and mix thoroughly with the pasta.
  9. Serve hot.

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