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    Baked Pasta w/ Beef & Beans

    Source of Recipe


    List of Ingredients

    • 1/4c. oil, divided
    • 1/2 lb. penne or mostaccioli pasta
    • 1 lb. lean ground beef
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2t. minced garlic
    • 1t. Italian seasoning
    • 1/2t. salt
    • 1/4t. black pepper
    • 1(14 1/2 oz) can chopped tomatoes, drained
    • 1T. tomato paste
    • 1(8oz) can kidney beans, drained
    • 1/4c. Parmesan cheese
    • 1c.(4oz) shredded mozzarella cheese


    1. Heat oven to 400. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil.
    2. Add 2T. oil and pasta. Cook pasta according to pkg. directions. Drain.
    3. While pasta is cooking, heat large skillet on med. high heat.
    4. Add beef. Cook 3 mins. breaking up with fork or until not pink.
    5. Remove from pan. Discard drippings. Wipe out skillet. Heat remaining 2T. oil in skillet on med. high heat.
    6. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 mins. or until onion is translucent.
    7. Return beef to pan. Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and tomato paste.
    8. Stir well. Cook 5 mins. Combine pasta, meat mixture, and beans in baking dish.
    9. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400 for 20-30 mins. or until cheese is melted.
    10. Serve immediately.




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