Whole Grain Penne Pasta With A Beef Tomato Sauce

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  • Servings : 24
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Cubed beef and tomatoes cook in red wine and herbs for a succulent pasta sauce.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla® whole grain pasta
  • 4 lbs. cut in 1/4-inch cubes, marinated with Italian herbs beef sirloin
  • 6 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. finely diced red onion
  • 4 oz. chopped garlic
  • 4 oz. tomato paste
  • 6 lbs. tomato sauce
  • 4 lbs. diced Roma tomatoes
  • 2 bunches chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh basil
  • 1 qt. red wine
  • 1 qt. tomato juice
  • As needed salt
  • As needed freshly ground black pepper
  • As needed grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add marinated beef and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, and red wine, simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomato juice, herbes, and seasoning and simmer until flavors come together.

Step 3

Remove from heat. Cool and refrigerate until needed.
For each serving, to order: Reheat about 1 1/2 cups pasta in boiling salted water for 40 to 60 seconds. Drain and add to sauce; toss until warm through. Garnish with Parmesan, if desired.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (461g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 550
Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 790mg
Total Carbohydrate 71g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 13g
Protein 28g

Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 8%
Iron 30%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.