One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef

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I was just thinking that I am the last cook standing to make this one-pot pasta dish. And honestly, the reason it took me so long is that I thought it would be boring.

But of course the very fact you are reading these words, it is safe to say, this is anything but boring. It is delicious, and the basic recipe begs to be played around with.

You can vary the amount of pasta used based upon your appetite or preference, As I said this most basic of recipes is so easy to modify. This dish is not heavy on tomato so if you have someone at your table who does not care for a lot of tomato flavor, this will be a favorite of theirs.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef. Easy, delicious and only one pot to wash!
One-Pot Two-Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

One-Pot Two-Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef
adapted from: countless other dishes from great cooks everywhere!

1 large onion, diced
2 to 4 cloves garlic - use as much as your family enjoys
1 pound extra-lean ground beef - pinched into small pieces
2 - 141/2 oz cans diced tomatoes - do NOT drain
2 T tomato paste
1 1/2 c broth
1 t oregano
1 1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper
1 - 3 t sugar (if you more fond of a sweeter Ragu, use the full amount)

6 - 8 oz spaghetti - broken (I prefer the smaller amount, use what works for your family)
1 - 2 T Olive oil

Parmesan Cheese

In the bottom of a large pan, layer the ingredients as listed, diced onions, chopped garlic, ground beef, broth, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Remove lid, stir well, making sure the ground beef is in separate pieces, add spaghetti and the olive oil. Stir again.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes, remove lid simmer, cook an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is done to your liking, stirring once or twice.

If you have some fresh spinach in your fridge, feel free to add a couple handfuls to the pasta, stir well and let sit while you set the table and quick as can be, dinner is done!

Offer Parmesan cheese at the table.


One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

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  1. Yumms! I have yet to try cooking pasta 'dry' like this, looks like I must catch up soon!

    1. Hello Emily, this procedure works very well. It is also quite delicious!

  2. This is a great one pot pasta! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  3. One pot pasta dinner is such a great idea -- I too was late to party, but now I make all kinds of variations on this.

    1. There will be more varieties on our table as well!


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