Friday, June 6, 2014

Easy Beef Skillet Dinner

With all the kids home from school and here with us for the summer we are really blasting our way through some groceries. Our food budget has taken a real hit, especially since our family uses services like breakfast at school and reduced price / free lunch. Having 5 teenage boys at home really blows your budget out of the water. 

This is a great recipe, not just for keeping things under budget, but it is quick to make and really delicious. Meals like this are a real bit hit around our house.  Lots of full bellies with smiles on their faces make for a happy mom after dinner time. 

1-1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 package (7 ounces) macaroni
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until the meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until
macaroni is tender. stirring occasionally. Add additional water if needed. Yield: 4-6 servings.