- 1 large shallot, chopped (can also substitute anything oniony or garlicky like green onions, garlic, onions, etc.)
- 1 lb ground beef (I actually used ground venison. Sausage would probably work too)
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (I used oregano, marjoram and thyme. If you don’t have herbs readily available you can use dried but use 2-3 tsp instead of Tbsp)
- 3 C mixed vegetables, diced (I used 1 kohlrabi and 1 patty pan squash, peeled)
- 3 large tomatoes, diced (could also use a can of tomatoes if you don’t have fresh)
- 8 oz pasta (I had half a box of rotini left so that’s what I used. I think couscous or rice would work equally as well.)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Sriracha sauce to taste (or other hot sauce)
- cheese for garnish (I used Parmesan, but mozzarella would work really well with this too)
- Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
- In a large skillet, brown the meat along with the onion/garlic over medium heat. It doesn’t have to be fully cooked because you’ll continue cooking when you add the vegetables.
- Add vegetables and herbs. Simmer until vegetables are at desired doneness.
- Add pasta and salt and pepper to taste.
- Let people add their own hot sauce.
I was a bit worried that it would be bland. DH said it wasn’t at all. Before I thought to add the hot sauce, I realized something was missing. A few drops of Sriracha really tied everything together. It’s definitely not gourmet but it goes together quickly and sometimes you need some of these easy recipes in your back pocket.
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