Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
a really good one dish meal. A hit with the kids and the hubby
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 medium onions, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes
- 3⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 (4 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 (7 ounce) package thin spaghetti, broken into pieces
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
- Cook and stir meat and onions in large skillet or dutch oven until meat is brown. Drain off fat.
- Stir in tomatoes (with liquid) and remaining ingredients except cheddar cheese: break up tomatoes.
- TO COOK IN SKILLET: heat mixture to boiling.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until spaghetti is tender, about 30 minutes. (a small amount of water can be added if necessary.)
- Sprinkle with cheese and heat until cheese is melted.
- TO COOK IN OVEN: Pour mixture in ungreased 2 or 2 1/2 quart casserole.
- Cover and bake at 375, stirring occasionally, until spaghetti is tender, about 45 minutes.
- Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake about 5 minutes.
This is a great week night simple comfort meal. We enjoyed it very much. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned and added two cloves of garlic as well as a minced hot pepper from my garden. Yum!
Excellent recipe! I was so happy to be able to use up odds and ends of green pepper and spaghetti. I didn't have the mushrooms and added some ready-minced garlic. I did add a bit more water because I was afraid the pasta wouldn't cook right. (I made mine in the skillet). I was tempted at the end to use Velveeta, but used a 4-cheese Mexican blend instead. (I usually don't have plain cheddar on hand). It was delicious! I would also give it high marks for using inexpensive ingredients. Nancy1, thank you for the post!
While I loved the dish, I found that 2 tsps. of salt was way too much. This is great comfort food, but next time I make this dish (and yes, I will make it again), I'll definitely cut the salt by 1/2. Still a yum, tho'.