Tuesday, October 21, 2014

. . . One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta . . .

I just love a one pot meal!  It makes clean up a cinch and usually they are very tasty. The best part is they are FAST and with our lives being so busy that is something all of us are looking for.

It seems like every night we are rushing around with homework and after school activities and making dinner is something I stress about because of the lack of time in the evenings.  I hate feeding my family fast food or take out so I try to come up with fast meals or crock pot meals during the week.  This is going to be in our recipe rotation for sure because it was a hit with all of us which is a difficult thing to achieve. 

Recipe:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 pound rotini pasta
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tomato, diced (optional)
2 green onions, chopped (optional)
Dill pickles, chopped (optional)
Crumbled bacon (optional)
Shredded lettuce (optional) 
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned and onions are translucent, about 3-5 minutes.  Make sure you crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat and return to burner.

Stir in diced tomatoes with the liquid, tomato sauce, chicken broth, ketchup, mustard, pasta and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and then cover, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 15 minutes. 

Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Plate the pasta and garnish with tomatos, green onions, pickles, shredded lettuce and crumbled bacon, or just serve it with your choice of toppings. 
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious and No. 2 Pencil

Once your beef and onions are cooked through drain fat and stir in diced tomatoes with the liquid, tomato sauce, chicken broth, ketchup, dijon mustard, pasta and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and then cover, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Once the pasta is cooked through then add your cheddar cheese and recover for a couple minutes until it is melted.
 
Top with green onions if you like them and if not then just have your optional toppings ready for each person to use when they plate their pasta up.  Yummy!
 
Serve to your family and listen to them oooh and ahhh over how yummy this One Pot Pasta is!
 
The perfect weeknight dinner!  To the table in minutes and very few dishes to clean up!

ENJOY!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by to say "Hi". I love getting your comments.

If you like my what you see here I'd love for you to become a {Follower} so you can join in on the fun. Also join me on Facebook and Instagram!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...