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Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon
Makes:
6 servings
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
45
minutes
based on
36 reviews
This Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon recipe gives a Cuban touch to the traditional blend of pasta, ground meat and cheese.

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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.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    A new twist for ground beef

    MERRILL LIPOWSKY from MIAMI, FL

    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...

  •  Star(s)

    Nice change of pace from regular beef and noodles

    C Chamber from Durham, NC

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    PASTA WITH BEEF AND CINN.

    Dinora B from HOUSTON, TX

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

    Eileen Koenig from Pa

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Anita Hoffman from HOLLAND, PA

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

  •  Star(s)

    SUPRISE

    vanessa kelly from phoenix, AZ

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    Nice twist on this dish

    CHERYL PETERSEN from ELBOW LAKE, MN

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderfully differnt

    Danielle Garcia from North Chili, NY

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    CINNAMON IN BEEF

    Jasmine N CODY from FARMINGDALE, NY

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    Cinnamon Surprise!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta with Beef

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    After reading the other reviews, I omitted the cinnamon. This is a good chili mac and was even better the next day after the flavors merged.

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta with Beef

    Fatima Tavares from Howell, NJ

    I made it for dinner, it wasn't bad at all, except for the taste of the cinnamon. You really have to like cinnamon.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Cynthia Lajeunesse from

    I found this delicious although my family thought it was a bit ordinary.

  •  Star(s)

    picky eaters

    rebecca atz from WOODSTOCK, GA

    My family didn't love this one. they all thought it was too sweet. I however thought it was great, but then I like "sweet" more than anybody. I think the taste was just a little bit different than I expected. That to me is a good thing, but for my 9 year old son it was just toooo different. thanks.

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta and beef

    Susan Kokanchak from YONKERS, NY

    This dish was so easy to make and very different, the whole family loved it. And the kids thought it was very yummy.

  •  Star(s)

    CUBAN FLARE

    DAO ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO APPRECIATE THE CUBAN FLARE. MY TASTE BUDS THANK YOU!

  •  Star(s)

    This is quick and easy.

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    What a switch from just plain old spaghetti. The kids and family loved this pasta. The other ingredients gave the pasta an extra good flavor that I wouldn't have thought of. I'll be keeping this recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Better than Mom's Chili...

    Jessica BUsch from Conyngham, PA

    I made this for my boyfriend and he even told me it was better than his mother's own chili!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy & Exotic

    Louise Graybiel from TORONTO, ON

    This was so simple to whip up, but nobody guesses how easy it is. The addition of cinammon & hot pepper really make it taste exotic.

  •  Star(s)

    almost gormet comfort food

    renie gordon from EXETER, CA

    My husband loves cinnomon in sauces and I usually dont but he made this, how good can you get? I had some left over chili I heated up cuz I did not think I would like it. Well it was excellent with the chili and I loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    A Sure Hit

    Laurel Peters from CHICAGO, IL

    I brought this dish to a potluck at work. It was very easy to prepare, and I received many compliments and requests for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Tasty with health benefits!

    Alyssa Medici from COLUMBIA, SC

    I've been reading a lot lately about how cinnamon is a great additive for foods because it helps the body in so many ways. They say that just a teaspoon a day is helpful. I loved this recipe because I get to put a little extra ingredient into teh food I serve the ones I love, knowing that they are eating a tasty dinner & reaping health benefits from the added cinnamon!

  •  Star(s)

    Mom knows best!

    Stephanie Bernstein from Lake Worth, FL

    My Mom emailed this recipe to me to try. Boy, was she right. This is great. Cinnamon makes the difference in this Cuban inspired dish.

  •  Star(s)

    surprising flavors

    Betty Watts from Sumter, SC

    Cinnamon gives this meal an exotic and warm smell and taste. My whole family asked me to fix it again, that means they liked it!! It's great with a simple salad and warm rolls.

  •  Star(s)

    pasta with beef and cinnamon

    gerry boyd from st charles, MO

    very good-one pan and my husband loves to put cinnamon in everything. plus cinnamon is good for your heart!

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta with beef and cinnamon

    Mike Byro from Hewitt, NJ

    This is so good, better the next day.

  •  Star(s)

    Nice twist

    lynn wilson from Walla Walla, WA

    This recipe has a nice twist with the addition of the cinnamon.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick but average

    mary drake from Maryland

    I was looking for a super easy to make meal and I had all the ingredients, plus the recipe had 5 stars. How could I lose? I found this recipe to be boring, although I did enjoy the cinnamon and raisin combo and the other ingredients are ones I like. Actually, I would add more raisins. If a recipe doesn't inspire me to go for seconds I don't make it again. This one will not be saved.

  •  Star(s)

    Great old world flavor...

    germaine ibrahim from kendall park, NJ

    I love the flavor of cinnamon infused meat! it reminds me of many meat and rice dishes that are made on special occasions in the middle east (where my parents were born). very tasty!

  •  Star(s)

    Great

    Bryce S. from Riverton, WY

    Really good.

  •  Star(s)

    Not Bad

    DIANNE CAMPBELL from Ontario, Canada

    Wasn't bad, with 6 people to feed it's hard to make something that everyone likes. My six yr old son loved it went back for seconds and would have had 3rds if I'd let him. I won't add the raisins again though, they got picked out by most of the kids. My 17 yr old daughter thought that maybe sliced black olives would be nice to try in it. That will be a treat for just her and I, I guess as we are the only ones who like them. I will make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    pasta with beef and cinnamon

    CHRISTINE COGLIANDRO from SAN JOSE, CA

    I enjoyed this new twist, cinnamon and evaporated milk. My family enjoyed the pasta flavor, they like when we try something new.

  •  Star(s)

    This could be Friday's dinner.

    hazel wyatt from Cookeville, TN

    Now if that doesn't make my mouth water! I think I could eat the whole pan by myself. I dont think I'd share with the family.

  •  Star(s)

    this was great!

    Loretta from PA

    This is a great twist on the hamburger, noodle & cheese classic. I was interested tasting it because of the cinnamon, and almost skipped the capers. Don't, they really add to the dish. My only complaint, is that the serving sizes could not be changed, but since we really liked it, the leftovers are still welcome.

  •  Star(s)

    Review for Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

    Kristine Schrader from Pearl City, HI

    This recipe was too wierd with the cinnamon added. I probably won't make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    Review for Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

    Kristine Schrader from Pearl City, HI

    This recipe was too weird with the cinnamon added. I probably won't make it again.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 510
  • Calories from Fat: 260
  • Total Fat: 29g (45% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 13g (65% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (30% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1290mg (54% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 34g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasta with Beef and Cinnamon

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.

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