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Beef and Pasta Skillet Supper

Beef and Pasta Skillet Supper (Recipe courtesy Beef Checkoff)

Beef and Pasta Skillet Supper (Recipe courtesy Beef Checkoff)

Beef and Pasta Skillet Supper is an easy weeknight meal from BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. The website is a great source for recipes and shopping tips. Nearly half of Florida’s agricultural land is involved in cattle production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Cattle were first introduced to North America in Florida in 1521 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. Today Florida is home to five of the top 10 largest cow-calf operations in the United States.

Beef and Pasta Skillet Supper
Yield: 4 servings

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
1 cup uncooked whole wheat pasta
2 zucchini or yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2 inch slices (about 3 cups)
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
2. Stir in broth, pasta, squash, tomatoes and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until pasta and squash are almost tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Recipe note: Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F.

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