Recipe by Diane Schwenke
"A quick and easy dinner. This goes great with garlic bread and a salad."
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uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 pounds
salt and pepper to taste
1 (8 ounce) can
stewed, diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can
whole kernel corn, drained
Good stuff but I added some ingrediants which I am sure improved this recipe a great deal: used 1lb of ground beef, 8oz noodles, 15oz can of tomato sauce, 1Tbls of worchestershire sauce, 1Tbls brwn sugar, 2tsp of chili powder and apprx 8ox shredded cheddar cheese mixed in to melt. I think perhaps next time, I'll add some mushrooms or green peppers. The extra noodles gave this more substance, the increased tomato sauce made this not so dry and the additional spices gave this a mild kick. Other than those additions/changes, I did follow the recipe (kept the corn, garlic powder etc...) This is a recipe that is very easy to adjust to your tastes.
I really want to give this recipe 4 stars because of it's simplicity and the fact that it is a good 'base,' but it's very bland for my own tastes. Especially if you're using tomato sauce from the can, spices need to be added or else it has that 'metalic' taste to it. I browned my beef with the recommended amount of onion and added some diced green pepper and minced garlic. I also left out the corn. Then I added more garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, an Italian seasoning bland (about a teaspoon), paprika, and a few pinches of sugar. Then I added the cooked pasta (used shells, and way more than the half cup), and added fresh diced tomatoes. I let that simmer for about five minutes then transferred the mixture to a baking dish and topped with large tomato slices and mozzarella cheese. I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes. Turned out great this way.
I loved this recipe. It was quick , easy, and tasted wonderful. I added a can of tomatoes with green chilis and a little chili powder. Kids think it is great, too.
We just made this last night, and it was really good and very quick. I did make changes though. I didn't have ground beef, so I used ground pork. I used Sun Dried Tomatoe Sauce (as it already has big chunks of tomatoe in it, so I wouldn't have to use the stewed tomatoes) I added purple onion (becauce I find them sweet and flavorful) I also used a few dashs of Franks Red Hot Chicken Wing Sauce, a few Tblp Brown Sugar, and a few dashs of Black Bean sauce, as well as lots of garlic. Basically I made my usual Spahgetti sauce. (I didn't use any corn because that sounds a little strange to me!)
I used Rotini instead of maccaroni, because I find that the sauce sticks better to it. I then assembled it like a casserole. A layer of cooked pasta, half the meat sauce, a layer of grated aged cheddar cheese, repeat. I then baked it at 350 for about 25 mins, till it was all hot and bubbly and melted. Very yummy!!! We had it with ceasar salad, and fresh french bread. Mmmmm! My boyfriend had 3 helpings and ended up moaning on the couch, uncomfortably full. *LoL*
I'll deffinetly make it again.
Tired and un-inspired, I logged on to find a recipe that would use up the ground turkey I had and that didn't require a trip to the store. Your recipe filled my requirements so we had it last night for dinner. Everyone enjoyed it, but I think my food snob hubby actually liked it the best. This is not our usual fare but it was very yummy, and just what we needed last night. I tripled the noodles called for and added more tomato sauce because of that, thus lowering the meat per serving ratio. I omitted the corn just because I wasnt in the mood, but would try it in the future. This was a very simple recipe, fast and easy, thank you for sharing.
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I used a 28 oz can of diced tomates and added about 1/2 a can of water and put the uncooked pasta (shells work well)with all the other ingredients, then I cooked it until the pasta was cooked, put in a casserole dish and sprinkled cheese on the top. MMMMMMMMMMMM delicious, even my brother who hates everything loved it, I left out the corn and had a salad on the side instead.
although this was a quick and easy recipe, it was very bland and did not have much taste, the corn did not go with it either. SORRY! i do not reccommend this recipe
You know what? This exceeded my expectations and turned out to be a very satisfying meal. I have a very empty pantry right now and just trying to make do with what I have, I stumbled upon this recipe. I pretty much followed it up to the end aside from using ground turkey in place of the beef, but once I tasted it, I NEEDED to add something. Chose chili powder, cumin and a dash or two (maybe even three) of hot sauce and finished it off with a Mexican cheese blend. Was great - thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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