365 Recipes: Beef Parmesan Linguine

The Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, puréed
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 8-ounce can of tomato paste
¾ package linguine
1 whole head of garlic, chopped
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 handful basil leaves, roughly chopped

The Method:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook beef, onion, salt, pepper, and turmeric in a large frying pan over high heat.
  2. Drain ground beef, if necessary, and add tomato paste to frying pan. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer.
  3. Remove beef mixture from heat, add pasta and Parmesan, and toss to combine. Serve garnished with basil and additional Parmesan.

The Verdict:

A keeper. The Partner in Crime mostly likes tomato-based pasta dishes, while I like a wider variety, and this is nice because it has that tomato base, but it’s more subtle and unique, a little off that beaten path. The best of both worlds!

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