It has been a stressful week. I needed some comfort, in a bowl.
This simple dish reminds me of the wonderful comfort from Mama's kitchen.
Hamburger Pasta Goulash
2 lbs of ground beef (85/15)
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 TBS minced garlic
3 cans of diced tomatoes (no salt)
2 to 2 1/2 cans of water (adjust to desired thickness)
1 1/2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni
3 TBS tomato paste
Salt & pepper to taste*
In a dutch oven cook ground beef, garlic and onion. Drain fat.
Add diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste and simmer on low (covered) for one hour.
Bring to boil and add macaroni. Lower heat and cook 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and cover. Let sit 10 minutes before serving
* I add pepper only.
Sometimes I add 1/2 of a diced bell pepper while cooking the beef.