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Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon
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  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 29g 45%
  • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
  • Cholesterol 90mg 30%
  • Sodium 1290mg 54%
  • Carbohydrates 34g 11%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 30%
  • Iron 15%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 25g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.