Beef and Broccoli over Rigatoni (12.22.15)

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  • 3 cups rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and broccoli are tender. Drain well.

Heat a large nonstick skillet up to medium high heat. Brown ground beef until crumbled. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings.

Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add beef; toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine beef mixture with pasta and broccoli in large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.