Monday, March 1, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday ~ Easy Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole

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In need of an easy ground beef dish, this will be it! This is one you can throw together in no time flat and have in the oven while you're finishing up blogging I meant cleaning the house! Yup that is so what I was thinking about doing! Enjoy!!

Easy Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole

3 cups uncooked medium shells or mini penne pasta
1 pound lean ground chuck or ground round (85 to 90% lean)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Heat oven to 350°. Lightly spray or grease an 11x7-inch baking dish. Cook pasta according to package directions until just tender; drain well. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute beef with onion and celery, breaking up with a spoon. Cook, stirring, until almost cooked through. Add garlic and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, granulated sugar, and the cooked drained pasta. Spoon into the prepared baking dish and cover dish tightly with foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Remove foil. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake uncovered for about 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted. Serves 4 to 6.

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  1. num num! :) who doesnt love a quick and easy ground beef dish! Hows ur wk so far darl?

  2. Now that's the kind of thing I not only like, but don't mind making!

  3. Looks and sounds good! I think that will be on the menu for tomorrow. I have everything needed...

    I thought of you and your wonderful crockpot liners this morning and I was dumping things into my crock pot for dinner tonight. I DETEST cleaning that damn thing...

  4. That looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Like hamburger helper only way better!

  6. i like anything that has beef in it.. i will def be trying this out!

  7. I love casseroles! Throw a bunch of crap in a pan and put it in the oven. That's my style!

  8. What a neat way to display your recipe. Yum-O!

  9. I love the photo! You are so clever :) Looks like a winner to me! Easy and yummy... my kind of meal.

  10. Yummy!! Sounds wonderful!! I love casseroles, so easy!!

  11. Pasta and ground beef and easy? It does not get any better than that!!

  12. Happy Tuesday Poser...

    What a nice and easy meal to make.. I still want to move in..

  13. Cute blog! I like the sound of this casserole and of the ribs you posted on Monday. I would like to invite you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can. Have a great week.

  14. I just came across your awesome blog somehow, and LOVE it! Now following you, and I'm going to make this dish for dinner tonight :) Thank you for posting that.

  15. Oh that sounds good, and easy is definitely one of my favourite four letter words!

  16. Oooo that actually sounds pretty good. I might even be able to get Mister Man to eat that (he doesn't do sauce, but we're working on lasagne ok now). I could even take out Little Miss's portion before putting on the cheese. Hmmmm.... And you don't drain the ground beef before adding the salt or tomatoes?

  17. I love easy, yummy recipes like this.

  18. Tacoma! We are "neighbors!" This recipe reminds me of something my mom used to make... I'll have to give it a try! Thanks!

  19. It sounds pretty good. I think I could tackle this one. Looks pretty easy. Well... was it good?

  20. It does look really easy! I have some catching up to do with your other recipes, though, so I'm not sure I'll be getting to this one ;-)

  21. No that sound delicious! It would be great the next day, too, I bet.
    It would feed us for days... and I bet I could put some in the freezer for another time (like I do when I make lasagna). Thanks for the recipe.


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