mediumyellow sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
mediumonion, cut into thin wedges
teaspoondried Italian seasoning, crushed
teaspoonground black pepper
14 1/2ouncecandiced tomatoes, undrained
cuplower-sodium beef broth
cupszucchini and/or yellow summer squash halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (1 medium)
ouncesdried whole grain penne pasta
1.In a large skillet cook meat, half at a time, in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to a 3 1/2- or 4-quartslow cooker. Add carrots, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Pour tomatoes and broth over mixture in cooker.
2.Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
3.If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in zucchini and/or yellow squash. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
4.Serve meat mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with Basil Gremolata.
Yield: about 1/3 cup
tablespoonsfinely shredded Parmesan cheese
tablespoonssnipped fresh basil
cloves garlic, minced
1.In a small bowl stir together cheese, basil, and garlic.
nutrition facts (Mediterranean Beef with Pasta)
Servings Per Recipe 6,
cal. (kcal) 371,
Fat, total (g) 13,
chol. (mg) 64,
sat. fat (g) 5,
carb. (g) 31,
Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
fiber (g) 5,
sugar (g) 6,
pro. (g) 32,
vit. A (IU) 54,
vit. C (mg) 1,
Thiamin (mg) 0,
Riboflavin (mg) 0,
Niacin (mg) 6,
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
Folate (µg) 97,
Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 4,
sodium (mg) 403,
Potassium (mg) 889,
calcium (mg) 81,
iron (mg) 4,
Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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