Skillet Meal: Ground Beef & Pasta
This is a dish my mom calls goulash (minus the sour cream). I shortcut this recipe by boiling the elbow macaroni while the beef browns. Then I let the mixture simmer about 5 minutes. A friend of mine stretches her skillet dinner by adding protein-packed kidney beans (1 can; drained).
Source: Barbara Geiger
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. diced onion
1 c. diced green pepper
2 c. canned diced tomatoes
1 ½ c. sour cream
2 c. uncooked spaghetti (broken) or elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, onion and green pepper.
2. Add tomatoes, sour cream, seasonings and pasta. Cover skillet. Bring to a boil.
3. Turn heat to simmer and steam 18-20 minutes.