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Weeknight Beef Skillet Recipe

Weeknight Beef Skillet Recipe

This mild but hearty family fare is chock-full of veggies, Italian seasoning and nutrition. It’s a quick-and-easy meal that just might become one of your family’s favorites! —Clara Coulston, Washington Court House, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked yolk-free whole wheat noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and pepper over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain.
  • 2. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and, if desired, sugar to beef mixture; bring to a boil. Stir in vegetables; heat through. Serve with noodles; sprinkle with parsley.
    Freeze option: Do not cook noodles. Freeze cooled meat mixture in a freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook noodles according to package directions. Place meat mixture in a large saucepan; heat through, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve as directed. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups beef mixture with 3/4 cup noodles : 400 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 11g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 260096
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Good recipe except too much WS and sugar. WS is good with just a few drops. If you mix the sugar with the beef while cooking it, the beef will caramelize nicely and add a lot of flavor to this dish. : )"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 252988
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2016

"ICK! The Worcestershire is way to strong. Doctored it up with a can of tomatoes with basil and oregano and then it was eatable."

kat83 User ID: 2934264 185348
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"Did not care for this recipe."

cborngrebe User ID: 338556 166464
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"This is a good recipe. I will adjust the sugar next time I make it. 2 Tbsp did make it very sweet. My husband definately noticed the sugar. I don't care for green pepper so I substitued chopped onion and used a country trio vege consisting of corn, carrots and green beans. I had all ingredients on hand already so I was pleased I didn't have to run out to the store."

themrsh User ID: 4847810 106848
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"forgot to mention I left out the sugar and salt."

themrsh User ID: 4847810 183406
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"A recipe shouldn't be rated low b/c it isn't "special". This recipe was excellent and perfect for a quick week night dinner. I added onion & a can of diced tomatoes & 2 cloves of garlic."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 126289
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything special."

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 183242
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"Not a bad recipe, but it needs some tweaking, unless you like your sauce really sweet!"

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