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one-pot saucy beef & pasta

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a recipe by
Natasha Latham
Garland, TX

Here is another recipe I tweaked based on my family's preferences. It's been a favorite whenever I've prepared it, and family members always ask for seconds. You can vary the shape of pasta if wagon wheels are unavailable. We like this with a sweeter barbecue sauce, but it's good with pretty much any variety of barbecue sauce. I like to serve this with cornbread muffins.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For one-pot saucy beef & pasta

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (i like 90% or higher lean)
  • 1/2
    medium onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 dash
    garlic powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can
    whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can
    (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1
    corn can of water
  • 1 bottle
    barbecue sauce
  • additional water as needed
  • 1 pkg
    wagon wheel pasta

How To Make one-pot saucy beef & pasta

  • 1
    Add beef and onion to a Dutch oven. Break the beef up with your cooking spoon. Season with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper as desired. Cook over medium heat until beef is thoroughly cooked and onion is tender.
  • 2
    Add corn, tomatoes, water, and barbecue sauce. (Rinse the tomato can and barbecue sauce bottle with a bit of water, and add that to your sauce.) Put in additional water depending on how saucy you want the finished product. Be sure you have enough liquid to boil the pasta in. Stir well and bring to a medium boil.
  • 3
    Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat before serving.