I’ve been making this for 20 years as the recipe comes from my college roommate’s mom. We made it regularly in college as it is low cost and feeds an army.
1/2 a box of elbow macaroni 8 oz.
1.5 lbs of lean ground beef
1 small onion or 1/4 of a larage one- finely diced
2 cloves of garlic- minced
1 tablespoon of flour
1 can of French style green beans
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 jar of chunky garden pasta sauce which includes peppers and mushrooms- I used a jar of regular and added diced tomatoes.
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a large baking dish and cook pasta according to package.
Place a small amount of evoo in a pan. Add diced onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook until brown. Add flour, S&P, brown sugar, beans and sauce. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
Drain pasta then add to pan and stir. Turn off heat and dump everything into glass baking sheet. Add cheese. Cook for 30 minutes.