One Pot Ground Beef Casserole
This casserole dish is one of the easiest comfort food you will ever make!
Why you'll love this recipe
All cooked in one pot!
That means fewer dishes to wash.
A "no bake casserole" recipe.
Once the pasta is cooked, it is ready to serve!
Oh so flavorful!
The pasta is cooked in the sauce absorbing all the flavors in the pot.
You probably already have these in your pantry:
A few things to note
Use lean ground beef with around 92% meat and 8% fat.
Sneak in some carrots and bell peppers. You can also use celery and mushrooms. Minced them nicely so the kids won't notice :)
Here's how to make it
It really is the easiest!
FRY THE HOT DOGS
To render some flavor and create a firmer texture.
Brown the Beef
Brown the beef and vegetables then add pasta sauce. Bring to a simmer.
ADD UNCOOKED PASTA
ADD GRATED CHEESE
Add uncooked pasta and cook for 8-12 minutes.
Add grated cheddar cheese and stir it through.
Turn off the heat and top with mozzarella and more cheddar cheese!
Cooking one-pot pasta requires a particular cooking technique.
Here are my tips
Secret to an
Al dente Pasta
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Set heat to medium
as soon as you add the pasta. High heat can easily burn the sauce, especially with all that extra starch added to the pasta.
Set the kitchen timer
- this is the foolproof way of not overcooking pasta.
Stir every 3 minutes
- to prevent the pasta from sticking at the bottom.
Turn off the heat
as soon as the pasta is ALMOST AL DENTE. The residual heat will continue cooking the pasta
Enjoy on its own or serve with buttered toast or a slice of bread.
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