Simple Hamburger Hot Dish
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
teaspoon garlic powder
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
cup shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (4 oz)
1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2. 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic powder and salt over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
3. 3 Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and pasta. Pour into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish.
4. 4 Cover dish with foil. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
****Slightly undercook the rotini for perfect al dente pasta in casseroles.
Like things spicy? Use 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles instead of plain diced tomatoes.NOTE: I used stewed tomatos and a can of green chiles.