Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 package (7 ounces) ready-cut spaghetti
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in uncooked spaghetti and the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and heat until melted.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 373 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.
Jul 25, 2020
Five stars for ease, for tweak ability. In other words, a basic recipe one can alter to one's own tastes. The ease of making it all in one skillet is a plus. Have used 2 cups of farfalle pasta (some call it bowties. Farfalle is Italian for butterflies.) and prefer that now. Other tweaks: add 1/2 tsp garlic; substitute Italian seasoning for the oregano; reduce mushrooms to 4 oz. can. Use Mozzarella or Provolone instead of Cheddar. If one does not like mushrooms, simply eliminate them. Bottom line - rather like so many recipes - depends on just who makes them - as many variations as there are cooks.
Nov 17, 2019
My kids love this recipe!
Oct 9, 2019
Jun 26, 2015
This has been a kid-friendly dish at my house over the years since it was first published. There are very few foods that all five kids like and this is one of them. My oldest called it "paskezzi" as a child. I have always broken regular spaghetti noodles into smaller pieces in place of the ready-cut spaghetti. I also only use half of an onion. This is a great recipe if you are looking for a one pot dish.
Aug 27, 2013
This is an awesome meal. I have made it many times and everyone loves it. I can't find ready-cut spaghetti anymore, so I use elbow macaroni and it works fine.
Feb 14, 2013
We have made this recipe frequently since it was published in TOH 15 years ago. We loved it, and it has been a family favorite ever since!
May 1, 2012
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Feb 11, 2012
This was super easy to make. Yes, it is a little bland as the other reviews stated, so I upped the seasonings. I will make this again.
Jan 30, 2010
Love this recipe, it is super easy and my family eats it all up! Delicious!
Jan 13, 2010
I gave this recipe three stars becasue it was edible however we did have to red pepper flakes before doing so because the flavor was just really bland. I will not make this again. Sorry.