My dear friend Holly made this for me about two years ago. It’s been a staple ever since. It is a kid friendly meal, with flavors that adults can appreciate. Some people call this goulash??
Makes 6 servings
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion-diced fine
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 celery ribs-diced
2 Tbsp molasses (spray spoon with vegetable spray first, comes right out!)
1/4 cup sugar
1 14 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp Worchester sauce
3 Beef bullion cubes
2 cups V8 juice
1 cup macaroni noodles-cooked
In large Dutch oven pan brown beef with onion, green pepper and celery. When no pink left, drain off fat and add in all other ingredients except macaroni. Let simmer on low for at least 30 minutes (up to a few hours). Add in macaroni right before serving. Top with cheese, sour cream and/or green onions.
OR…brown ground beef. Drain off fat and put everything else but macaroni into Crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Add in noodles right before serving.