One-pot Macaroni and Beef

This easy and delicious comfort food makes a great weeknight dinner and a not-sad desk lunch the following day. Serve with a side salad for a quick and satisfying meal.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked al dente according to package instructions
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup beef stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Brown beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Once browned, drain fat from beef and set meat aside.

In same saucepan, add olive oil and cook onion, pepper and macaroni. Cook until onion and bell pepper begin to soften. Add beef back into pan along with tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, stock and pasta.

Simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has absorbed into the pasta. Serve warm.