Broccoli and Beef Pasta
Time on High: 2 to 3 hours Time on Low: 6 to 8 hours My children love this recipe and it's a great way to make sure they are eating some vegetables.
2 Cups broccoli florets
1 Medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme leaves
14 1/2 Ounces Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
10 Ounces beef broth
1 Pound lean ground beef or beef strips
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 Cups rotini pasta, cooked
3 Ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
Combine beef and garlic in large nonstick skillet cook over high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat apart with wooden spoon.
Strain in a colander to remove excess fat and drippings.
Add beef mixture to Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
Layer broccoli, onion, basil, oregano, thyme, tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth in the stoneware.
Cover; cook on Low 6 to 8 hours or High for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve over pasta and pass the cheese to garnish.