Greek-Style Beef and Pasta

Put dinner worries on the back burner with this one-dish meal for five, ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 5

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
2
slices bacon, chopped
1
small onion, chopped
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup pitted kalamata olives
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring frequently. Add ground beef. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3 Stir in olives, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Serve over cooked pasta; sprinkle cheese over top.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    1250mg
    1250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    28g
    28%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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