Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Super easy, cheap, and tasty meal. 5 simple ingredients that can be found at any supermarket. Guarantee to make you full and licking the plate is inevitable.
- 1 lb ground beef (better to use very lean)
- 1⁄2-1 cup hoisin sauce (depends on how much sauce you want but usually no more than a whole bottle)
- 1⁄2-1 cup ketchup (just get the whole bottle)
- 1⁄2 onion, - dice it up (using the whole onion might make it taste better depending on your preference)
- 1 package of precooked spaghetti, amount depends on how many people are eating (thin spaghetti tastes best)
- TAKES AT LEAST A HALF HOUR TO COOK (an hour for first-timers). FOR YOU FIRST-TIMERS, THIS IS HOW YOU COOK THE PASTA: Boil a big pot of water.
- Add a pinch or two of salt.
- Then add the uncooked pasta when the water is starting to boil.
- Stir occasionally so that it doesn't stick.
- This takes about 20 minutes to cook.
- IN THE MEANTIME -- Heat up a big sauce pan.
- Wait until the pan is warm before adding the oil. (Any oil will do).
- Wait until the oil is heated before adding the diced onions. Put medium heat.
- Sautee about 5 minutes or until golden brown before adding the ground beef.
- Takes about 15 minutes to cook the beef. Drain the fat and majority of the liquid. (The fat will float on top of the sauce later on because it doesn't mix well so you do have to drain).
- Throw in the hoison and ketchup- mix together.
- Taste the sauce to see if you want it to be sweeter or saltier. You might have to add a little more ketchup or hoison as you go.
- Turn off the stove if you are happy with the flavor.
- AND WE'RE BACK TO THE PASTA -- Drain the water out of the pasta.
- You may add cold water to keep it from sticking but if everyone's eating and you know that there won't be any pasta left, you don't have to add cold water so that the pasta will be hot.
- If you do add cold water, drain it before trying to serve. You don't want a wet plate -- if ya know what I mean *insert wink*.
- SERVING THE FOOD. Put desired amount of pasta on plate.
- Put desired amount of sauce over the pasta. Don't put too much because it will get VERY saucy (if you know what I mean *insert 2 winks*).
- ENJOY! *This step is required*.