Susan's Beef Italian Skillet Meal

free of gluten, casein/dairy, soy, corn, and eggs

Adapted by Carrie @ www.gingerlemongirl.com

1 1/2 cups gluten free pasta of your choice (I used these rice noodles from a local Asian market -- they don't get mushy!)

1 lb. ground beef

1 small onion, finely diced

1 stalk celery, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce + 1/3 cup water

3 tablespoons blanched almond flour (or parmesan cheese) to sprinkle on top of each serving

Directions:

Cook gluten free noodles according to package directions until "al dente" or still slightly firm. Rinse with COLD water to completely stop the cooking process, drain and set aside. Brown ground beef in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add onions and celery and saute for about 5 minutes until onions are soft and transparent. Add garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Mix tomato sauce with water and add to ground beef and vegetables. Simmer for 10 minutes until mixture is bubbling and heated through. Add cooked pasta to skillet and stir to coat noodles with sauce. Simmer for additional 5 minutes and serve. Sprinkle servings with blanched almond flour or parmesan cheese. Serve with green beans or a salad! Picky kid & husband friendly! Enjoy!

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