Fresh Tomato, Beef and Bow Tie Pasta

Fresh Tomato, Beef and Bow Tie Pasta

Bow tie pasta is also called farfalle.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes*
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

* One (28 ounce) can whole peeled plum tomatoes, drained and chopped, may be substituted for the fresh tomatoes.

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes stirring ccasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Toss beef mixture and basil with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Yield: 4 servings | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 20 min

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Texas Beef Team