Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu Recipe

Looking for an easy Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu recipe? Learn how to make Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from eatingwell.com. rigatoni or penne, ground beef, fennel seed, eggplant, olive oil, tomato sauce, red wine, oregano, pepper, pine nuts, feta (optional) cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu

8 ounces whole-wheat rigatoni or penne (117396)
6 oz 90%-lean ground beef, net from 1/2 pound fresh (23565)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
3 cups diced eggplant (about 1/2 medium)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz tomato sauce, plus
8 oz no salt tomato sauce (97133)
1 cup red wine
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted

Recipe Directions for Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, cook beef, garlic and fennel seeds in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, until the beef is browned, about 3 minutes. Add eggplant and oil; cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant browns, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and wine; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Stir in oregano and pepper.

  3. Drain the pasta; serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with pine nuts and feta, if using.

  4. To make ahead: Prepare the sauce (Step 2); cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  5. Tip: To toast pine nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Categories

Beef, Pasta, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, American, Mediterranean, Boil, Saute, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 340.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
476
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.3g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
375mg
16%
Potassium
829mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
62.7g
21%
Dietary Fiber
11.8g
47%
Sugars
13.3g
Protein
22.8g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 6% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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