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A Quick, Easy & Delicious Meal

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Quick, Easy & Delicious Meal
Suzy spent an hour in the orthodontist's office yesterday with her daughter and came out with two terrific recipes. Here's a 30 minute meal courtesy of Rachel Ray. It's quick and delicious.
Serves 4

Lasagna Stoup
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 pound ground beef sirloin
Salt and pepper
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and grated
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
One 32-ounce container (4 cups) chicken broth  
One 28-ounce can Italian crushed tomatoes  
1 pound lasagna noodles, broken into jagged pieces
1 cup basil leaves, torn  
1 cup whole-milk ricotta  
Grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, to pass around the table  

In a soup pot, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the onion, carrots and garlic and cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in 2 cups water, the chicken broth and tomatoes; cover and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 15 minutes. Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper.
Serve the stoup in bowls and dollop with the ricotta. Pass the parmigiano-reggiano at the table

Adapted from Rachel Ray and Every Day With Rachel Ray Magazine March 2009 issue
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