Thanksgiving is only two days away, which means I should probably be posting recipes for leftover turkey. However, I made this dish about a week ago out of what I happened to have on hand, and it was pretty good, so I'm posting it now. That way you'll have it for when you're sick of turkey sandwiches.
Tuscan Beef with Penne Pasta
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder mixture
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped (I use the kind packed in oil)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup (dry) penne pasta cooked according to package directions and drained
1 tbsp or more of pesto
1 to 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
crumbled blue cheese (or Gorgonzola)
Season ground beef with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder mixture, then brown in olive oil in a large skillet. Add peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and mushrooms and saute until onions are soft and translucent. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Add the pasta and pesto and mix well. Top with crumbled cheese and enjoy!