Tomato Beef and Herb Pasta Skillet

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1 Pound Lean Ground Beef

3 Tablespoons minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons Freshly Chopped Basil

2 Tablespoons Freshly chopped Oregano

3 Cups Chopped Fresh Tomatoes

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

6 oz. of cooked Gluten Free Pasta ( I used ½ of a 12oz. package GF Fusilli rice and corn pasta)

5 oz. Block of Parmesan Cheese

In a 10-12 inch size skillet crumble ground beef. Add garlic and herbs. Brown meat on medium high heat, stirring as you let it brown. While meat is cooking grate the whole block of cheese.  When meat is nolonger pink add chopped tomatoes and salt. Stir and let tomatoes heat up about 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add cooked pasta and half of the cheese. Stir in cheese and pasta, turn heat off and top with remaining cheese and serve. Enjoy

How to cook Gluten Free Pasta:

Before I start cooking my meat, I start the water for the pasta and add 1 Tablespoon of butter or oil. When it comes to a boil I pour in my pasta and stir, so that it doesn’t stick together. Cook accourding to package directions, less one minute or the shorter of the2 times it gives.  The Heartland pasta I used calls for 12- 14 minutes, I cooked it 12 minutes. I start the timer when I add the pasta to the boiling water. When time is up remove pan from heat and drain water from pasta. I then Rinse the pasta in cold water and drain again. Let it set until ready to add to meat.

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