This was tasty and easy to make. We used venison burger instead of beef and it was really good...
Very good. Even my picky daughters loved it
This ended up better than I thought! I added some basil, a little Trader Joe's Puttanesca pasta sauce, and chili powder (and lots of parmesan on each serving) and now I can eat it for entire week! You weren't kidding about it lasting for leftovers!!
Exactly how I remember it! However, to bulk it up, I added kidney beans. This increased the protein without added fat. (I doubled the recipe but only used 1 lb of meat) KIDS LOVED IT! Thanks for recovering one of my favorite recipes from my childhood!
Loved the recipe. Added some herbs and parmesan. Next time will add some tomato paste. A tip: We cooked the pasta separately and made the sauce without the water. Then froze the sauce and pasta separately. Super easy to just defrost in the fridge, toss in a baking dish and into the oven until hot. Added some cheese, too. :-)
Good, basic, one-pot recipe for busy weeknight dinners. I must confess that this recipe is just a guide for me as I find it a bit bland the way it is. I add a few more seasonings, usually, french and spanish thyme, and Trinidad seasoning peppers. I also try to include some vegetables like sweet peppers, fresh mushrooms and frozen peas and carrots. Finally I tend to add two tbspoons sugar and first caramelize the beef with the garlic and onions. The recipe says drain the beef after cooking but I keep the juices after caramelization for added flavour. The recipe is unclear about if to keep or toss the water from the stewed tomatoes. I use only one tin of tomatoes and keep the tomato sauce. The sugar from the caramelizing process conteracts the acidity of the sauce from the stewed tomatos which I also add to the pot.
Well the price of ground chuck these days, I wouldn't call it a poverty meal!. We've all made this type of casserole before, though this is the first time I actually did it by following instructions.....The only thing I did different was I used stewed tomatoes with green chilies, didn't find it bland at all! We all enjoyed it Thank You Kari!
I only gave it a 3 star rating because a REAL poverty meal would most likely come from ingredients obtained at a local food bank and in 30 years I have never seen olive oil at any food bank, everything else I've either obtained at or have right now in the cupboard from a local food bank. All I add is ground garlic, if I have no fresh, the salt and pepper(preferably crushed red), a little dried oregano and a small bay leaf.
Yeah, this is really good and easy. I'd suggest you cover it after you add the macaroni, though, or it will never cook correctly.
I've been making a dish similar to this for decades and calling it Beefaroni. I add 1 Tblsp. Italian seasoning, 3 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tsp. red pepper flakes. It gets even BETTER if you add 1 diced green pepper and a cup of spaghetti sauce!