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    Recipes Poverty Meal

    Domestic Goddess Sep 30, 2012

    1. Domestic Goddess

      Domestic Goddess Regular Chatter

      Apr 25, 2012
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      This is a quick, cheap, easy meal to prepare. Plus it's also very good! This dish reminded me of my mother's goulash, and she always added red kidney beans to hers, while my husband's mother added corn to theirs. There are endless possibilites as to what one could add to this dish to make it even tastier.


      Poverty Meal
      1 tablespoon vegetable oil
      1 lb. ground beef
      1 large onion, chopped
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      salt, season to taste (I used Lawry's Seasoned Salt)
      black pepper, season to taste
      2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
      1 (14.5 ounce) can water
      8-ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
      Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese
      In a large deep skillet, heat the vegetable oil.
      (I used my chicken fryer when preparing this meal.)
      Add the ground beef, and cook until the meat has browned 3/4's of the way.
      Now add the onion and garlic, and finish browning the meat and onion. Drain off any excess grease.
      Season meat and onion with the salt and pepper.
      Now add the stewed tomatoes, the can of water, and the uncooked macaroni. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to almost a simmer. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes, until the macaroni is cooked through. (Do not cover the skillet while cooking this dish.)
      Once cooked, serve immediately.
      If desired, sprinkle each serving with the parmesan cheese.
      This makes: 4 - 5 servings
      Note: My husband and I added some Tabasco to ours, as we like it a bit spicy. Next time I plan on making this dish, I'm going to add a few red pepper flakes to the skillet while it's cooking. I think this dish would also taste good adding some diced green bell peppers.
    2. Spice

      Spice Chat Addict

      Jul 9, 2012
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      Thanks DG
    3. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Mar 24, 2011
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      Thanks for this DG :) sounds delicious and also seems really easy to make.