Tomato Beef Pasta

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy tomato beef pasta recipe, tomato beef pasta, tomato juice pasta
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 447 kcal

This pasta recipe is so easy to make, and it's a family favorite for dinner!



  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 46 ounces tomato juice
  • 16 ounces pasta (rotini, penne or elbow)
  • parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown the beef; spoon off the fat and discard. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for a few minutes, until the vegetables get tender. Sprinkle on the chili powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Add the ketchup and tomato juice and stir. Pour in the pasta (dry) and stir to coat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until al dente (about 20 minutes). Stir occasionally to make sure that the juice is cooking the noodles evenly. Add water a half cup at a time if more liquid is needed (I usually use about 1 cup water).

  2. Serve topped with grated Parmesan, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Beef Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 1025mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 25.8%
Vitamin C 69.6%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.