Pasta, Ground Beef and Onion

It might not be the most inspiring name; Pasta, Ground Beef and Onion,but it was just perfect for an evening with a new friend.  It was simple to prepare, the beef held up well in the oven until it was ready to be added to freshly cooked pasta and served.

Pasta with Ground Beef, Tomato and Onions

Pasta with Ground Beef, Tomato and Onions

Pasta, Ground Beef and Onion

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped (or mixed chopped green onion greens and yellow onion)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vegesal or other seasoned salt
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 large can (28 oz) of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni (use rice pasta for wheat-free version)

Get a large pot of hot water heating and begin cooking the macaroni as per the directions on the macaroni package.

In a skillet, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of olive oil on high heat. Stir only infrequently so that the ground beef has an opportunity to brown.

In a large skillet, sauté chopped onion with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat. Add the ground beef and lower the heat to medium. Add a dash of crushed red pepper. Add Vegesal or other seasoned salt. Add celery seed. Add canned tomatoes. Add Worcestershire sauce.

Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in the drained and cooked macaroni and parsley. Simmer for another 5 minutes.