Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
A warm and healthy meal in 15 minutes. Also easily frozen (just don't add the pasta until ready to serve).
- 8 ounces small shell pasta
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 lb ground beef, 90% lean
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 28 ounces whole tomatoes, canned
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 tablespoon oregano
- 1⁄2 tablespoon basil
- 1 cup frozen corn
- ground sea salt, to taste
- ground pepper, to taste
- sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Boil a quart of water with 1 t salt. Add pasta and boil until tender. Drain (do not rinse).
- While water is warming up for pasta, brown 1 pound of ground beef until 1/2 pink. While beef is browning, cut up peppers, onion and garlic.
- Add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
- Add peppers and cook until beef is browned and peppers are tender.
- With your hands, break the can of whole tomatoes into thirds and add to mixture.
- Add remaining juice in can along with the tomato sauce, oregano, basil and corn.
- Boil for 5 minutes to reduce to a "sloppy joe" consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Finally throw in the pasta and enjoy ;).
Nice goulash recipe. My 13 month old loved it and that is huge :) I had 1.5 lbs of ground beef, so I used a whole bag of whole wheat pasta (16oz), and increased the corn to about 1.5 cups and added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. I also used Trader Joe's tomato soup per a previous poster's review and am glad I did - I think it added a sweeter, less acidic flavor than a tomato sauce. Next time I might season the ground beef with Lawry's or similar and increase the garlic to 3 or 4 cloves to add to the flavor. Thanks!
This recipe is very aptly named. It is both quick and tasty. I used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano in place of the can of whole tomatoes. Since the can of tomatoes already had the herbs in it, I omitted the basil and oregano. I only used the green pepper because I didn't want too much peppers in it. I also used medium shells because that was what I had on hand. The end result was delicious. I think this would also be good over rice. Made for PAC Fall 2008.
Wonderful! I added celery and zucchini and used fresh tomatoes and Trader Joes Tomato Soup instead of sauce. I paired it with cornbread so I omitted the pasta. My two year old gobbled it up! Thanks for such a quick and healthy meal for my family!