• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4-servings

Poverty Meal

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Category: Dinner Party, Beef, Cheese, Onions, Peppers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
  • 16 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 16 oz water
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 salt, to taste
  • 1 black pepper, to taste
  • 1 parmesan cheese, (optional)


1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.

2. Brown ground beef and drain.

3. Add ground beef, tomatoes, water, raw macaroni, salt and pepper to the onion and garlic mixture.

4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

5. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.

6. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.

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