Pasta with Lentils and Ground Beef

Madeleine CocinaReviews(1)
Sammie K.: "I enjoyed this pasta. I mixed the tomato sauce wi…" Read More
10Ingredients
640Calories
45Minutes

If you are searching for a recipe with traditional elements as well as a ton of protein, we got you covered! This recipe for Pasta with Lentils and Ground Beef is delcious as well as the perfect post-workout meal. Try out this recipe and see how your body responds to the added protein intake. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We are happy to read your comments and respond. You can also give this Pasta with Lentils and Ground Beef recipe a star rating.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams pasta (preferably spaghetti)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 100 grams ground beef
  • 1 cup lentils (cooked)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • cheese (preferably cotija or parmesan, as much as you like)

Directions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  2. As the pasta is cooking, place a large frying pan on the stove over medium flame. Add the olive oil, onion, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook everything together for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the vegetables have cooked, add the ground beef and mix it completely into the other ingredients.
  4. Add the lentils and the tomato sauce and continue mixing all the ingredients together. Cook everything for 5–8 minutes.
  5. Finally, strain the cooked pasta and then place it into the frying pan. Mix everything together carefully. Let everything cook for 4 more minutes.
  6. Serve the pasta on a plate and sprinkle some cheese on top.
Discover more recipes from Madeleine Cocina

NutritionView more

640Calories
Sodium25%DV610mg
Fat23%DV15g
Protein59%DV30g
Carbs32%DV97g
Fiber88%DV22g

PER SERVING *

Calories640Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat15g23%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol25mg8%
Sodium610mg25%
Potassium1180mg34%
Protein30g59%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate97g32%
Dietary Fiber22g88%
Sugars16g32%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Sammie K. 5 Jun 2015
I enjoyed this pasta. I mixed the tomato sauce with the vegetables after they were sautéed to get a little more flavor in the sauce. I also swapped out the ground beef for Italian flavored ground turkey. It helped to cut the calories of the dish and added a little extra flavor.