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Beefy Rotini in Tomato Sauce

Beefy Rotini in Tomato Sauce


My grandma and mom used to make this all the time. I never cared for it as a child, but now that I'm grown I get a craving for it every once in a while. It's a simple, saucy meal that feeds a crowd.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle tomato juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cubes beef bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 pinch ground paprika
  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta


  1. Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onions, and garlic in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly and onions and garlic are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato juice, tomato sauce, bouillon cubes, chili powder, garlic salt, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, while stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced, 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. Stir pasta into sauce and serve hot.

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Beefy Rotini in Tomato Sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 372
% Daily Value *
protein: 42 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 13 %
saturated fat: 15 %
cholesterol: 13 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 92 %
vitamin b6: 31 %
vitamin c: 57 %
folate: 45 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 23 %
magnesium: 24 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 47 %
thiamin: 14 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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