I have yet to hear anyone exclaim from the rooftops with passion and gusto that washing dishes is their most favorite activity of all time. This delicious chili pasta recipe solves all of our dish-washing distaste because — you guessed it — it comes together in one pot on the stove. Your sponge will thank you!
The thing that always gets me about most one-pot recipes is that even though they are usually exactly what they claim to be (read: all brought together in a single pot), you always have to remove items. Like, cook the meat and remove and set aside. Sauté the vegetables and remove and set aside, then bring together a sauce and add it all back in. So although everything is technically cooking in a single pot, I've still used multiple bowls or plates. This recipe isn't that kind of recipe. It's a legit one-pot recipe from start to finish.
The idea is to start your onions in the pan first for a few minutes and then add in your beef, breaking it up as you go. Next you'll add in tomato paste and seasonings and let it go a bit longer. Then add in your tomatoes, stock, and noodles and keep it over a medium heat for 20 minutes. Finally, add in a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and you're all set with a tasty meal that is sure to appeal to all — with just a single pot.
→ Get the Recipe: One Pot Chili Cheese Pasta from How Sweet Eats
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