Beefy Tomato and Spinach Rotini
Fresh spinach and tender rotini pasta in a meaty tomato sauce
3 cups dry rotini pasta, uncooked
1 pound ground sirloin beef (90% lean)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pkg (6 oz each) baby spinach leaves
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Serving Size: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
- Meanwhile, cook beef and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is crumbled and no longer pink; drain. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, broth and salt. Cook 5 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally.
- Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture; mix lightly. Gently stir in spinach. Cover; cook 3 minutes over medium-low heat just until spinach is wilted, stirring after 2 minutes.
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This is a good base recipe. But it needed more in the way of flavor. I used ground turkey instead of beef. I added a chopped green pepper to the onions as well a minced garlic clove. I also added a tablespoon of italian seasoning. Just before I added the spinach I added 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms. I also reserved a cup of the pasta water and used it to loosen the sauce after I added the pasta. I had salted the pasta water so the water added the last bit of salt the sauce needed.
Dec 01, 2015
I first made this recipe and followed the instructions above. This recipe made "as is" is a little bland but it is a good start to a nice one-dish meal. I changed the diced tomatoes to the Hunt's Fire Roasted. I also used hardwood smoked chicken sausage, (instead of ground sirloin) which I sauteed with garlic and bite sized chicken breast pieces. These changes gave the dish more flavor and we really liked it. I would give it 4 or maybe 5 stars with the changes.
Nov 20, 2014
great, FAST and easy recipe. I ADDED CHOPPED ITALIAN SAUSAGE. EVEN BETTER
Nov 18, 2014
My entire family (which consists of some very picky eaters) just love this dish. It's super cheap to make, it costs me about $14 to make a double batch, which feeds my family of 6, and gives me a container of leftovers to take in my lunch the next day. The only thing I change about this recipe, is that I add some minced garlic when I cook the meat. It's an easy, delicious, and affordable recipe.
Jul 02, 2014
We love this dish! We add in extra oregano, fresh basil, and garlic for a risher taste. I use more spinach sometimes too. It's amazing, easy, and makes for great leftovers for 2 people. Highly recommend! Just remember to add a bit more seasonings.
May 02, 2014
I made the recipe just as stated, and it was great. my family really enjoyed it.
Jan 29, 2014
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