Dinner in a Bag
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, seasonings and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover; simmer until macaroni is tender and sauce is thickened.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 289 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.
Aug 2, 2019
Better and easier than my goulash recipe! Been looking for a simple recipe like this. If more liquid is needed for the macaronis, I use some V8 juice. So tasty. Thank you.
May 30, 2019
Very simple but delicious meal! I did add chopped onion, green pepper, and minced garlic. I also tried Mexican stewed tomatoes and it came out delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
May 26, 2019
So, basically it's goulash? Everyone always insists on renaming dishes. I have made goulash around 50 times (I'm not a person that will excaderate)! This recipe is goulash.
May 26, 2019
We've made this for years, too, and call it "easy goulash" - it's a great go-to meal when you haven't anything in mind. I love the idea of having all the ingredients together ready-to-go. Thanks for the tip! Another tip: I buy hamburger, or ground chuck (or turkey, or whatever) in bulk on sale, cook it with chopped onion (
May 25, 2019
Heather, yes. Just cook the pasta in the canned tomatoes. I use diced tomatoes, add some dried or fresh basil and green onions at the end. My son always liked me to sprinkle some cheese on top before serving. I have also added frozen corn or red and green pepper when I have time to chop.
Jan 27, 2018
Am I correct in reading that we don't add any water, the pasta Cooks in the tomato juices from can?
Jan 3, 2018
We’ve been making this recipe for years! It is definitely a keeper. The whole family loves Dinner in a Bag.
Jun 24, 2017
Economical, and easy to make.
May 16, 2015
Very tasty, economical easy to make main dish! My family really enjoy it.
Feb 7, 2015
Love, love, love this recipe. Has been a go to recipe for me for years. Whole family loves it. I added chopped onion and green pepper to ground beef when browning. Then a can of drained mushrooms at the end of cooking time. So good..