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Recipe: chuckwagon beef & pasta skillet

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chuckwagon beef & pasta skillet

A one-pan dish that's at home on the ranch, or on your table. Ground Beef and wagon wheel pasta combine with barbecue sauce for a kid-friendly dinner dish.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (13 3/4 - 14 1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 1 cup prepared hickory-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup finaley shredded Cheddar or Cobly cheese


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  2. Stir in broth, pasta, barbecue sauce and 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Uncover; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese.

Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving: 445 calories; 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 79 mg cholesterol; 1307 mg sodium; 54 g carbohydrate; 1.6 g fiber; 36 g protein; 9.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 6.1 mg iron; 20.9 mcg selenium; 6.6 mg zinc; 86.24 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and selenium; and a good source of choline.