I wouldn’t ordinarily think to combine cinnamon, one of my favorite spices that I liberally sprinkle into my daily bowl of oatmeal, and beef. But it works. Really well. Almost in a moussaka-like way. Warm and hearty, this is the type of comfort dish that is perfect for Fall weather.
Kale and Cinnamon Beef Pasta
1 lb pasta
1 pound ground round (ground beef)
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
1/2 cup raisins (optional – we ommitted)
3-4 carrots, sliced
2-3 cups of baby kale
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in spices and tomatoes.
- Add carrots and kale and cook until tender. Serve immediately.