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“Meatballs” & Pasta with Grilled Onion and Fresh Tomato Sauce

“Meatballs” & Pasta with Grilled Onion and Fresh Tomato Sauce

YIELD: 4 servings

4 grilled burgers
¼ cup olive oil
4-6 grilled onion slices (from one large onion)
3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
½ cup chopped fresh basil
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
4 ½ cups uncooked regular or whole-wheat penne pasta
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cut each burger into 6 equal pieces. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add burger pieces, onions and tomatoes. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until burgers are heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Add beef mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with cheese, as desired.

Photo and recipe: National Onion Association

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