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Barilla® Penne with Ground Beef, Fried Eggplant, Ricotta Salata & Barilla® Tomato and Basil Sauce


Barilla® Penne with Ground Beef, Fried Eggplant, Ricotta Salata & Barilla® Tomato and Basil Sauce
PREPARATION TIME
30 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course


TYPE OF RECIPE
Beef


Ingredients for 4 people


1 box Barilla® Penne
3 cups frying oil
1 eggplant peeled and diced
1 cup flour for dredging
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion julienned
1 pound ground beef
1 jar Barilla® Tomato and Basil Sauce
¼ cup ricotta salata cheese shredded
salt and black pepper



Preparation 15 minutes preparation + 15 minutes cooking
1. HEAT frying oil, in a large skillet, until hot; add dredged eggplant in batches and fry until golden brown

2. LAY them out on a pan with paper towels to drain

3. SAUTE onion in olive oil in a large skillet for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat

4. ADD ground beef and brown well

5. ADD Barilla sauce and 1 cup water and bring to a simmer; season with salt and pepper

6. MEANWHILE bring a pot of water to a boil; season with salt

7. COOK pasta according to directions

8. Once sauce has come to a simmer, add eggplant and cook for one additional minute

9. DRAIN pasta and toss with sauce

10. TOP with shredded ricotta salata