We love pasta for many reasons, they're cheap and versatile.
Sloppy Joe Mini Penne Skillet
Recipe by Christine Lamb @ Christine's Pantry - 2016
1 pound ground chuck beef
4 ounces mini penne
1 - 15 oz. can sloppy joe sauce
1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 ladle pasta water
colby and monterey jack cheese
Cook pasta according package directions. Drain and reserve 1 ladle pasta water.
In large skillet over medium heat, add ground chuck beef, salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce, cook until no longer pink. Remove meat to a paper towel lined dish. In the same skillet add onions, bell pepper, salt, pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper, stir and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add meat back to skillet, stirring. Add sloppy joe sauce, diced tomatoes, italian seasoning, pasta water and stir in cooked pasta. Heat through. Sprinkle cheese, cover until cheese is melted, remove cover and stir.