Microwave Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole
Feel free to increase the amount of chili powder, according to your tastes.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- ½ pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup uncooked macaroni
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ⅛ cup green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 8-ounce can corn, undrained
Place all the ingredients in a 2-quart glass or otherwise microwave-safe casserole dish. Stir well, making sure the ground beef is broken into small pieces.
Cover and microwave on high for 8 minutes. Uncover and stir well.
Cover and microwave for an additional 7 minutes. Let the casserole rest for 5 minutes, covered. Stir and serve.
You can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef in this recipe. If you want a lower-fat dish, microwave the ground meat on high until done. Break the meat apart and drain the fat; blot the meat with a paper towel to remove any fat clinging to the meat. Add the other ingredients and make the casserole according to the recipe instructions.