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CHEESY GROUND BEEF PASTA SKILLET

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ziti pasta cooked see NOTES

  • 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili flakes optional
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to al dente package directions less 1 minute. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta without rinsing.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet over high heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown beef while breaking up with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Reduce to medium heat. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir in garlic, onions, chili flakes, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, parsley, and 1/2 cup pasta (or plain) water. Simmer until meat is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Toss in pasta and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with remaining cheese and cover with lid. Garish with additional parsley.

Notes

I used leftover pasta. If you don’t have any on hand, there are cooking directions in the recipe.
Source: bakeatmidnite.com

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