Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Italian Beef and Pasta

I made this for the after school kids yesterday.  At this point I think I have mastered cooking for a crowd.  If you ever need recipes to feed lots of people, this is the place to visit.  This was a very tasty dish.
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 15 oz. marinara sauce
  • 15 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. cavatappi cooked al dente
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
 This recipe will feed 8 people.  I quadrupled it.

 It tastes like a hearty bolognese.

 If you don't want chunks of tomato, just add the equivalent of tomato sauce.

 It's also a good way to use up cheese.  I had a bunch of different hard cheeses that I grated and added along with the Parmesan.

I put it in the Nesco slow cooker to keep it warm after it was done cooking.