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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 324.4
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.3 mg
  • Sodium: 141.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 23.4 g

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Whole-Wheat Fusilli with Beef

Submitted by: NIKEIT2011


flavorful and delish the next day for lunch!

flavorful and delish the next day for lunch!

Number of Servings: 6


    16 ounces 90%-lean ground beef (i used stew meat with success)
    1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    2 medium carrots, chopped
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 stalk celery, chopped (opt)
    6 ounces cremini or baby bella mushrooms, wiped clean and coarsely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (not drained)
    1/2 cup dry red wine
    1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
    Large pinch of crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    12 ounces whole-wheat fusilli or rotini
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
    6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Cook beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a strainer or colander and drain off fat.
Heat oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add tomatoes and mash with a potato masher. Add wine, fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, salt and the meat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened and the flavors have developed, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and toss with the sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Pass Parmesan separately, if using.
Yield: 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NIKEIT2009.

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