Greek-Style Beef and Pasta

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

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

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.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Feta cheese is typically used in Greek dishes. If your family prefers, you could use Parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
Tip
A simple green salad with cucumbers and tomatoes topped with a purchased vinaigrette dressing is the perfect side for the meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 1250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.