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Vegan Comfort Food: Garlicky Beans & Tomatoes with Pasta

I was feeling in the need for a hearty dish the other night and caved in the grocery store, bringing home a package of faux ground beef. I try to avoid processed faux meats, but ya know…sometimes one craves it. Simple and easy, perfect for a rushed kind of day!


Garlicky Beans & Tomatoes with Pasta


  • 16 ounces bow-tie pasta, mini size preferably
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 12 ounce package Smart Ground
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 15 ounce can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and broken up


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil, add pasta and cook for time on package, drain.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium. Add oil and onion, sauté until tender. Add in Smart Ground, cook until heated. Stir in tomatoes, beans, and spinach. Cover and let simmer over medium-low until pasta is done. Add pasta and toss to coat.

Serves 6 (or more).


6 thoughts on “Vegan Comfort Food: Garlicky Beans & Tomatoes with Pasta

  1. Post Punk Kitchen changed my life with baked seitan. I would probably use that in this dish because I make an incredible italian version. This looks delicious!!

  2. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! I made burritos for my family with a package of smart ground I found in the bottom of my freezer just last week. I haven’t bought it in a really long time, but everyone enjoyed it while I munched on a raw meal. Yeah, I was a little jealous 😉

    1. It solves my bad cravings I get every so often. Better than ending up in a hamburger joint eating a cholesterol nightmare 😉 Heh!

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