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  • Servings: 8
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  • 1 oz dried shiitake mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. reduced-sodium or lite soy sauce
  • 1 pkg. RONZONI SMART TASTE Spaghetti


  • Directions:
  • 1. Pour hot water over the dried mushrooms (if using); let stand for 20 minutes. Drain. Remove and discard the stems; chop the caps coarsely.
  • 2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic, soy sauce, five spice powder, salt and pepper, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until browned.
  • 3. Add the rehydrated and fresh mushrooms to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  • 4. Stir the pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar and sugar into the beef mixture. Bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the ginger with the sauce and remove from heat.
  • 5. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • 6. Spoon the sauce over spaghetti and sprinkle with green onion and Parmesan (if using).

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