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MILWAUKEE -- Quick and easy meals. Angela Horkan from the Wisconsin Beef Council joins FOX6 WakeUp with a dish that you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Greek Style Beef & Cheese Ravioli    

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

1. Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat deep 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 6 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.

3. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in ravioli; simmer 3 minutes. Stir in spinach and olives; cook just until spinach is wilted. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

***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.

Fresh Tomato, Beef & Penne Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • 1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  • 2. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and basil; toss. 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.