This was one of my favorite meals growing up. It's perfect for this time of year. It's easily doubled to feed a crowd. Everyone loves it! This is a very rustic dish and is delicious served with garlic cheese toast or crusty rolls.
1In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add meat and start to brown on all sides. After a few minutes, add the garlic powder and onion pieces sauteing well and stirring frequently until onions are softened.
2Stir in tomato paste, flour, oregano, seasoned salt, tomatoes, parsley and water. Cover and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes over low heat; stirring occasionally.
3Skim off any fat. Now add carrots and simmer, covered, 45 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain well. Add pasta to the stew when it is finished cooking. Serve with grated cheese, if desired.