Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli

Hello dearest readers! I hope everyone is doing well, and has had at least one reason to smile today. I come bearing the loveliest, simple, pasta recipe that I hope you will try and love. If your life is as busy as mine has been these past couple of years, then I think you will be grateful to have some ease and simplicity with planning dinner at least.

When I cook pasta, I try to include protein and veggies so that we can fill our bellies with delicious food, and be satiated! I notice when I eat pasta, I never really feel full, and will be hungry a couple of hours afterwards. With that said, I wanted to create a simple quick and easy pasta dish that would feed a family of four and have leftovers. Today’s pasta with ground beef and broccoli is just that. I hope you enjoy! If you still haven’t smiled today, I hope you keep looking for reasons until you do.

Much love,


Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6-8Total Time: 25 minutes
2 tbsp avocado or extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion (diced)
1-2 cloves of minced garlic, or 2 tsp minced garlic from a jar
1 lb. ground beef (I use grassfed)
1/2 cup chicken or beef stock (I used this one)
1 tsp salt or more to taste (my favorite is this)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
16 Oz. Egg Noodles, or your favorite pasta
1 head of small broccoli (approximately 2 cups when chopped into florets)

1/2 cup sharp cheddar or your favorite cheese (to taste)
Serve with yogurt on the side if desired


1. In large pan on medium heat, add oil and diced onions and saute for about 5-7 minutes until onions become translucent.
2. Add ground beef and break it up with a spatula until small pieces are formed.
3. Once beef looks mostly cooked, add salt, pepper, and chicken stock and stir well and lower the heat. Cover and cook on low heat for about an additional 10 minutes. (Check occasionally to make sure the chicken stock has not completely been absorbed.)
4. Chop broccoli into small florets and set aside.
5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot filled with water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. (Season with 1-2 tsp of salt AFTER water boils)
6. Just 4 minutes before the pasta is ready, add broccoli into the pot. Turn off and drain pasta with the broccoli.
7. Bring pasta and broccoli back into a pot and add the ground beef mixture to it and stir well. Add cheese if desired.
8. Enjoy warm with a side of yogurt if desired.

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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