Okay, I can’t let this super-easy family favorite stay a secret for much longer. Time to share a meal we eat every single week, without fail. The best part is that it’s gluten-free AND healthy!
All you need:
1 Bag of Brown Rice Pasta (I buy mine at Trader Joes. If you can’t find it at a local grocer, try a Whole Foods)
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
2/3 Jar Marinara Sauce (I use this amazing one from Trader Joes)
2 Small Bell Peppers, sliced into strips
1/2 Onion, sliced into strips
- Cook brown rice pasta according to instructions. The gluten-free pasta cooks near the same as regular pasta, but can have a film on it. To get rid of that, and to make sure the cooking doesn’t continue after draining, I always rinse my pasta with cold water. Makes it perfect!
- While pasta is cooking, brown the extra lean ground beef. A couple minutes into cooking, add the sliced bell peppers and onions. Saute until peppers are soft and meat is cooked.
- Reduce heat to low. Add marinara sauce to beef, peppers and onions. Simmer until pasta is complete.
- Combine pasta and beef mixture.
- Makes 8 servings—Enjoy!
Nutritional information: 342 cals; 6.4g fat; 50.6g carb; 20.9g protein; 3.6g fiber; 212mg sodium