Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings

Description

This Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon recipe gives a Cuban touch to the traditional blend of pasta, ground meat and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups dry small elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Crushed dried red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. Add pasta, water, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, cinnamon and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 14 to 16 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in evaporated milk, raisins and capers. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in cheese.

A new twist for ground beef

by M. MERRILL , MIAMI, FL on Jun. 2009

Not only is this quick and easy but it smelled and tasted great! The ingredients give the dish a complex flavor and the leftovers were fought over the following day. Will make this again soon...

Nice change of pace from regular beef and noodles

by C. C , Durham, NC on Apr. 2009

My family enjoyed this recipe, however (sheepish grin) I forgot to add the milk, raisins and capers to the dish. It was very good though!

PASTA WITH BEEF AND CINN.

by D. Dinora , HOUSTON, TX on Feb. 2009

IT WAS GOOD MINUS THE CAPERS...NO CAPERS UNLESS YOU LOVE THEM,BUT OTHER THEN THAT WAS GOOD .I SERVED IT WITH A SALAD,AND GARLIC BREAD.EASY AND FAST MY KIND OF MEAL.

Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

by E. Eileen , Pa on Jan. 2009

I never made a main dish with cinnamon. I was happy that both my husband and mother-inlaw (who was staying with us at the time) enjoyed this recipe. I will be making it again.

Very Good

by A. Anita , HOLLAND, PA on Sep. 2007

Easy to make and a good weekday meal. We really enjoyed this dish.

SUPRISE

by v. vanessa , phoenix, AZ on Sep. 2007

eASY TO MAKE AND FLAVORFUL,NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE RAISINS.EVEN MY TWO YEAR OLD GRANDSON LIKED IT.SO I PRINTED THE RECIPE FOR HIS MOM.

Nice twist on this dish

by C. CHERYL , ELBOW LAKE, MN on Mar. 2007

I really enjoyed the subtle taste of cinnamon in this dish. All of the flavors blended nicely together. I don't know that I would use capers again as that was the only taste that seemed a little stronger than the rest. A good sign was that my kids ate it - no questions, no arguments!

Wonderfully differnt

by D. Danielle , North Chili, NY on Aug. 2006

We first tried this recipe several months ago, omitting the raisins and we all loved it, even my 3 and 5 year olds. My husband addes crushed red pepper to his and looks forward to having the dish often. Those who omit the cinnamon, are doing the recipe a HUGE injustice, as that is what truly makes this recipe.

CINNAMON IN BEEF

by J. Jasmine , FARMINGDALE, NY on Aug. 2006

I have put cinnamon in my meatloaf for years and everyone always wanted to know what the secret ingredient was - they could never quite put their finger on it. You really do not taste the cinnamon in this. . . just a hint of something different and good. I suspect many who reviewed that the cinnamon taste was too much, never really made this - as it is JUST RIGHT.

Cinnamon Surprise!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2006

This made a quick and good weeknight meal, just paired a side salad and breadsticks. My husband was surprised to find out in had cinnamon in it. BUT...he did say it needed more onion!