Friday, June 3, 2011

Adventures in the kitchen

I have decided to cook. I am in need of comfort food. This is different from most days in that I tend to eat out, or have something prepared. I am making an effort to cook more.

Today's recipe: Hamburger helper from scratch. It will be good, believe me.

The recipe:

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey) 

  • 1 (26 ounce) can stewed or diced tomatoes (I used the one with basil added)

  • 2 cups water

  • 8 ounces pasta, uncooked (I used elbow today. I prefer rotini)

  • Adobo (or your choice of season salt) to taste

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

  • I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent, then added the ground beef, cooking until browned. After draining the beef, I added the tomatoes, water, and pasta and cooked it on medium heat until the pasta was tender (about 20 mins). I added the mozzarella cheese to my portion before eating.
    I got the original recipe off of, and modified it to be yummier. I think I'll add mushrooms next time. Or zucchini. Or both.

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