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Healthy Savory Beef Pasta Recipe

If you're looking for something hearty, with that stick-to-your-ribs flavor without all the fat and calories, this healthy recipe is a winner. Green beans, egg noodles, lean ground beef, and just a few spices get together for a tasty, comforting meal.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water
1/2 10-ounce package green beans, frozen
1/2 cup onions, minced
1 pound + 6 ounces lean ground beef
6 3/4 cups yolk-free noodles, uncooked
2 cups cold water
2 cubes beef bouillon
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

1. Place 1/2 cup of water in saucepan. Cover and bring to boil. Add green beans, lower heat, and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

2. Place onions and ground beef in skillet. Cook over medium heat; stir occasionally. Cook until beef no longer remains pink, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain fat off.

3. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain.

4. Combine cold water and flour; stir until smooth. Add flour mixture and beef bouillon cubes to ground beef. Cook, stirring frequently until mixture has thickened and bouillon cubes have dissolved, about 4 minutes.

5. Add cooked green beans, cooked noodles, pepper, parsley flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder to ground beef mixture; stir to combine.

6. Place beef mixture in 8x12 inch baking pan; cover and bake in 350 degrees F oven until thoroughly heated, about 15 minutes.


Makes 4 Servings, about 1-1/2 cups each


PER SERVING:

Calories 605
Total fat 22 grams
Saturated fat 8 grams
Cholesterol 120 milligrams
Sodium 405 milligrams