Quick and Easy Ground Beef and Pasta Dish

Quick and Easy Ground Beef and Pasta Dish

A quick and easy ground beef and pasta dish. Add a side salad or heat up a can of vegetables and supper is ready.

More cooking during the stay-at-home order

Like most of you, I am doing a lot more cooking now because of the Corona Virus stay-at-home order. I cook a lot anyway, but before our new normal, we also ate out frequently. Coming up with meals is challenging no matter what.

Because my husband is a cattle farmer, we have plenty of ground beef in the freezer. But even if your husband is not a cattle farmer, the grocery stores will occasionally have deals on ground beef and that’s a good time to stock your freezer with it.

Ground Beef – It’s What’s for Dinner

Ground beef is very versatile and there are many ways to fix a main dish with it…spaghetti, sloppy joes, chili, tacos, etc. I’ve also made vegetable soup using ground beef. Today, I had a pound of ground beef thawed out without a clue as to what I was going to with it.

Quick and easy ground beef and pasta dish

When it was time to prepare our meal, I decided to make something with the ground beef using some leftover pasta in the refrigerator from yesterday. I’ll just mention here also that I made some homemade bread this morning and I wanted to make a meal to serve with that. A dish with a brown gravy in it sounded good so I decided to make a beef noodle dish. It was easy and quick, and it tasted good too! I named the recipe Beefy Noodle Dish.

Yield: 4 Servings

Beefy Noodle Dish

Ground Beef Dish

A quick and easy go-to main dish

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cups water
  • Beef bouillon powder (use amounts according to package directions for each cup of water)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups of cooked pasta of choice (more if you prefer)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain and set aside. (If you don’t have leftover pasta, you can cook some while you're browning the ground beef)
  2. Dice up ½ cup onions. Pour 3 tablespoons of oil into a skillet (I used the same skillet I browned the ground beef in). Cook onions in the oil on medium heat until translucent.
  3. While onions are cooking, mix beef bouillon powder into the water. Add the flour to the bouillon/water mixture and mix well with a whisk. Pour mixture into the skillet with the onions.
  4. Cook on medium high heat and whisk until mixture starts to bubble and thicken into a gravy. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat down and simmer about 10-15 minutes whisking occasionally.
  5. Add the cooked ground beef to the gravy mixture and stir.
  6. Strain the cooked pasta in a colander and then add the pasta to the beef and gravy mixture. Let simmer an additional 5-10 minutes. Done!

 

A quick and easy comfort food during this unprecedented time in our life. I pray everyday for an end to this virus. May God be with you all.



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