2 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cans of diced tomatoes
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
salt and pepper, to taste
Beefy Pasta Casserole recipe
I use my dutch oven for this one.
I like that it’s deep enough, and with the heavy duty lid, it keeps it nice and hot to steam up the pasta perfectly.
So I add just a bit of olive oil to the bottom of my pan and saute my onions and bell pepper for a minute or two.
Then I add the ground beef and cook until it’s no longer pink.
After draining the ground beef mixture, I add the tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, and salt and pepper.
I bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for a couple of minutes more.
After that, I stir in the macaroni noodles, add a bit more salt and pepper, and cover, simmering until the pasta is tender.
Before serving, I sprinkle the top of the casserole with mozzarella cheese.