Alrighty friends...this dish was inspired by my lunch at "I Ghibellini" in Florence, Italy on Day 10 of our European trip. I wrote about it in the post below this one.
I came across Barilla's Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni in the grocery store the other day. It reminded me of my wonderful lunch in Italy, so I bought what I needed to re-create the dish. Although it was tortelloni instead of ravioli, it was still stuffed with ricotta and spinach...just like my yummy dish in Italy. This one was incredibly easy to cook...it was finished in a flash! The taste was wonderful. The main criteria was a meaty sauce that wasn't too thick. I think I achieved that with this dish.
If you need a quick, satisfying weekday meal...try this one! You'll love it!!!
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 small onion
1 tbsp. parsley, minced
1 package Barilla Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni
1 can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
Garlic Powder, to taste
Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, garlic powder, and parsley to the meat mixture. Stir and continue cooking until beef is cooked through. Once beef is well done, add tomato sauce until desired thickness is reached.
Cook pasta according to the package directions.
Drain pasta. With a ladle, add meat sauce to pasta and mix together well, coating the pasta.
***You may end up with extra meat sauce. Save the left-overs...it goes great on homemade pizza or pasta the following day!***
Servings - 3