The next question was, "How can I kick this up a notch?" And low and behold a new idea came! I usually buy ground meat in large quantities when it's on sale. From there I come home and package it into separate one pound packages. I wondered if I split it further, how many more meals could I get out of the family pack if I made a couple of 1/2 pounders? What could I make with only a 1/2 pound of ground meat that would make a meal more filling? Check out the new recipe below!
1 (25 oz.) package of frozen cheese ravioli
1/2 pd. ground beef
1 or 2 handfuls of frozen vegetable blend
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning blend
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook beef and frozen veggie blend. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Add tomatoes, sauce, and seasoning. Bring to boil and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
Serve ravioli topped with meat sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top.