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Italian Ground Beef and Macaroni - Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 16-ounce can tomatoes
  • 10 3/4 -ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni, cooked, unsalted (about 1 cup uncooked)

Directions

  1. Cook beef, onion, green pepper and celery in large skillet until beef is lightly browned and onion is clear. Drain.
  2. Break up large pieces of tomatoes. Add tomatoes, tomato puree and seasonings to beef mixture. Simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Stir in macaroni. Heat to serving temperature.