Servings: Makes 4-6 servings
Mix the beef, sauce, tomatoes and basil in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer until the flavors are well blended, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the penne. Cook just until the pasta is barely tender, about 9 minutes. Drain well and return to the pot.
Add the sauce to the pasta and mix well. Serve in deep bowls, with the cheese passed on the side.
From the Fall 2004 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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