Inspired by busy parents and those always on the go, try this delicious and unique fusilli meal.
Dinner-in-a-hurry Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Fusilli Chop Suey
1 pkg.(375 g)
Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Fusilli
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped, optional
1 1/2 lb (750 g) ground beef
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 2/3 cups (400 mL) tomato sauce
1/3 cup (80 mL) tomato paste or ketchup
1 tsp (5 mL) brown sugar
1-2 tsp (5-10 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp (3 mL) ground black pepper
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt to taste
1Cook fusilli according to package instructions. Drain well.
2Place ground beef in large deep skillet or saucepan; add onion and bell pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until onion is softened and ground beef is fully browned.
3Add garlic and cook until lightly browned. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste or ketchup, sugar, Worchestershire sauce and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce mixture begins to boil. And salt and sugar to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4Add drained fusilli to the sauce, mix well, and heat through.
5Quickly transfer half to a 4 quart (4.5 L) casserole dish, sprinkle one cup of cheese over top. Spoon remaining half over top. Sprinkle remainder of cheese on top.
6Bake in a 375°F oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese on top has melted.
7Remove from oven and serve at once.
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