This Simple Ground Chuck Pasta dish is ready in 25 minutes, although simple but divine.
I’m excited to share this post with you today, because I found a great ingredient that cut my cooking preparation time, and tastes absolutely awesome.
Simple Ground Chuck Pasta.
Being a food blogger, and having the passion to spend time in the kitchen, to produce new and delicious recipes, doesn’t mean that there aren’t other times, when I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen, and just watch YouTube videos, which lately became a habit.
Fresh ingredients are the key to healthy and delicious food, but today I thought of taking a short cut, and used canned diced tomatoes.
When I opened, Hunt’s diced tomatoes can I didn’t smell anything chemical or strange, like I usually do with other brands, and that is the reason why I avoid canned diced tomatoes, instead it smelled like tomatoes.
The real surprise was when I poured Hunt’s diced tomatoes in the pan. I was like “Maaan! Are you serious?!”. I could not believe how fresh these canned diced tomatoes looked!
Have a look at the picture below, and tell me if it does not look like freshly diced tomatoes.
I went on cooking my ground chuck sauce, seasoned it, let it simmer for few minutes, and when it’s done, it tasted just like the one I make using freshly bought tomatoes.
One last thing about Hunt’s diced tomatoes, it has the skin on and some seeds, which I like, but some may be looking for skinless diced tomatoes.
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As for my recipe, here you go!
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 1 ¼ cup elbow macaroni
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon all spice
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- Salt to taste
- 1 14.5 oz Hunt’s diced tomato can
- 3 tablespoon oil
- Boil macaroni as instructed on the box. Keep aside.
- In a saucepan, add oil and when hot add the onion and fry until translucent.
- Add the ground chuck and stir for 4 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and let it cook on medium high until meat completely cooked (may take 15 – 20 minutes).
- Add the cooked macaroni on the meat sauce, and mix for one minute.
- Let this dish rest for at least 30 minutes before serving, to enhance the flavor.