Beef Booze-A-Roni
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Comfort food at its best. Easy, one-skillet dinner - beef-a-roni - classed up with a little wine.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • Beef Booze-A-Roni
  • Serves 4 as a main dish - 40 minutes total
  • This recipe doubles easily - Use a Dutch Oven for larger quantities
  • 1 pound ground beef - 92%
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup onion or one small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups or 1 15¾ ounce can of tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1½ cups elbow macaroni
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan, freshly grated
  1. In a large pot of salted water, cook the elbow macaroni to al dente. Be careful not to overcook. Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add the ground beef. Once it's good and brown, add the bell pepper, onion and garlic. If the skillet is a little dry, go ahead and add a little olive oil. If there's a lot of grease, drain it. Once the peppers and onion are a little tender and the beef is nice and caramelized, add the wine to deglaze the pan. Stir constantly and let the wine evaporate.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Reduce the heat to a low simmer. Once the macaroni is cooked, add to the meat mixture. Add the parmesan.
  4. Stir and let cook for another 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning to suit your taste. Let simmer another 5-10 minutes. Serve with more cheese.
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