Beef Cavatappi

We all have someone in our lives who loves hamburger helper. I personally won’t buy most stuff that comes in a box, although I can see the allure of a cheap and fast meal to whip up after a long day. Well friends, you can make it all from scratch, it’s a hundred times better than the box you’d pick up off the shelf and pretty much just as fast to make. 

  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbs chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan 
  • 1 1/2 tbs dried oregano
  • 2 tsps dried basil
  • 1 tbs flour + 2 tbs water
  • 1 tbs butter 
  • 7 cups cooked Cavatappi pasta  (Appx 4 cups dry pasta)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese to taste (optional)
  1. In a large pot melt butter and cook the ground beef, onions, garlic, oregano and basil together until the ground beef is fully cooked. 
  2. Add the tomato sauce and parmesan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat and mix in the cooked pasta.
  4. Mix your flour and water together and slowly pour and mix in until your desired consistency is achieved.
  5. If you wish, add some grated cheese and broil on high for extra goodness šŸ‘Œ

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