If you have a pound of ground beef and a few common pantry staples, you can whip up a simple but satisfying meal for your family in about half an hour all in one pan. My family always enjoys this meal and it's very easy to make. I didn't remember to take a picture last night, so I found this one which looks pretty close to what mine did.
You will need:
1 lb ground beef (grass fed is best)
1 small onion, diced
15 oz can tomato sauce
15 oz can diced tomatoes
15 oz can red kidney beans
4 oz can diced green chilies (optional)
1/2 cup dry macaroni
1 TB chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (celtic is best)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef and onions; add all ingredients except cheese.
Cover and cook 20 minutes stirring occasionally, until pasta is done.
Top with cheese. Serves 4-6
This recipe is really friendly for add-ins like corn, green onions, black olives, sour cream or even monterey jack instead of cheddar. I like to serve this over oven fries or mashed potatoes and a green salad along side.
Easy, quick, delicious!