One pot Barbecue Beef Pasta is a quick and easy meal. First I cooked the hamburger and then I stuck the bacon in the micro wave. After the meat was all cooked, I removed the grease and then added the garlic, I put the dried onion in while the hamburger was cooking. Place the beef broth in the pan with the meat, and add the tomatoes, milk, and crushed pepper flakes. Add the rotini pasta, salt, and pepper. Place a lid on the pan and let it cook on medium for about 10-15 minutes depending on your stove. After the pasta is done cooking, add the barbecue sauce, stir and top with cheese. My family really enjoys this one pot barbecue beef pasta, and I enjoy it because you can put it in one pot and be done. What an easy clean up and the great flavor of this one pot barbecue beef pasta can’t be beat. You do not have to use the Garden rotini; you could just use the regular rotini if you want. I personally like the way the Garden rotini looks with a little color, and my family didn’t complain, but you can use what ever you have on hand. I was also going to add some corn to the menu, but when I got to the farm where I buy it, they where closed. So we had green beans.
Green beans are on my mind lately. After working at the cannery where we canned beans, my friend that lives an hour away called me and said “do you want some green beans, I have a couple of buckets full that I picked today?” I told her that I would, and so I guess that I know what I will be doing tomorrow. I just might have to recruit the grand kids to come and snap some beans. I was really proud of my friend that she would plant them, grow them, pick them, and then give them away. She reminds me of the Little Red Hen. It really is true that what you have on your mind shows up. So you all better be careful what you think about today. I always tell my kids, focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want! I think that I tell them that, so that I can remind myself. Sometimes I feel that it is cheaper to buy some food in the store when it goes on sale, than it is to grow your own food. However I must say that the quality just isn’t the same. And one of the best rewards that one can have, is the joy of having all your canning jars full and on the shelf. Now that some of my kids have grown and gone, I know that I don’t use as much as I use to. I do love going downstairs to get something you need rather than the grocery store.
And so I will let you know how it goes canning beans. I like to set my dutch oven cooker up in the garage and can out there because otherwise it make the house extra hot. Also one other thing that I was noticing in my picture here, it is time for a new turner. Some people call them different things, like spatula, pancake turner. What do you call it? What ever you call it, I have three other ones in the drawer, but I just don’t like them as well. And I am pretty sure that it must have been one of my kids that melted it. I remember my son bought this for me because he broke my other favorite one. You know, there are just things that work well and feel right when you cook. I laugh when I go to my sister’s house, because she has more tools in the garage than she has in the kitchen. She likes the micro wave and I don’t blame her. If I hadn’t had five children, I would use the micro wave a lot more. I guess I will just have to find some of my micro wave recipes. Great idea and I will be putting one on soon. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy this one pot barbecue beef pasta; it is amazing!
- 4-6 slices of bacon (cooked), diced
- 1 pound of ground beef, cooked
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp dried onion
- 2 cups of beef broth
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cups Garden Delight Rotini Pasta Noodles
- ½ tsp salt or more to taste
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- 1 (4 ounce) can of mushrooms, drained (optional)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large pot or cast iron pan, cook ground beef until cooked through.
- Remove from pan and cook bacon, or I used precooked bacon. Remove and dice.
- Return both meats to the pan and add garlic and onion. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Next add beef broth, tomatoes, milk, red pepper flakes, pasta, salt and pepper. Stir until the pasta is mixed in and cover with a lid.
- Put heat on medium, cook until pasta is cooked, 10-13 minutes.
- Next add the BBQ sauce, and top with cheese.
- When the cheese is melted, enjoy!