Heat a large frying pan. Add the meat and cook; breaking the meat up as it cooks.
Add the onion, bell pepper and the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion is transparent.
Add the crushed tomatoes and the seasonings and half of the basil chopped.
Simmer the sauce on low slightly covered for about 30 minutes.
Check for the seasoning and season again to if needed.
Prepare the macaroni as directed.
Garnish with a little extra olive oil, grated cheese and the rest of the fresh basil.