You can’t go wrong with this cheesy Ground Beef & Spinach Tortellini Skillet sure to please pasta and cheese lovers and takes less than 30 minutes to make!
I don’t know about you but I definitely don’t enjoying spending much time in the kitchen with a hot oven on in the middle of the summer. This summer has been go go go so far and we’re loving it! We’ve also had some really hot days lately (yesterday was in the mid-90’s). These are just a few reasons why I love recipes like this Ground Beef & Spinach Tortellini Skillet because it literally takes less than 30 minutes to make (including boiling the pasta) and the entire family loved it!
I added vegetables to this pasta dish like I usually do. And with two cups of fresh spinach you could barely tell it had any vegetables at all. Next time I make it I’ll try adding 3 or 4 cups or even chopped bell peppers. Any time I can add vegetables to the main dish I’m all over it! And this is not to “hide” the vegetables from my kids, it’s more so that I don’t have to worry about cooking a side dish since the main dish is all in one. My kind of meal.
With picnic season in full swing I thought I’d discuss how long beef can be left out before it needs to be refrigerated. With my previous experience in food service management I like to stress the importance of keeping the proper temperatures of all foods, especially those foods that are at higher risk to grow food borne illnesses. Food should not be left out for more than 2 hours, but if the air temperature is above 90°F food should not be left out for more than 1 hour. And if you’re taking food to a party and cooking it ahead of time, make sure to cool it in the refrigerator in shallow pans and transport the dish in a cooler with ice.
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Michigan Beef Industry Commission. I was compensated for my time but my views and opinion on this post are and will always be my own.
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