If you’ve been following my posts this week, you get… 10 boss points! Most of you don’t know this but I rarely follow recipes. If I want to cook something that i’ve never made before, I usually look over a few different recipes and then make up my own. Another thing I do is just look in my fridge take out everything that I think would taste good together, and it usually works out! I think theres only one time I made something that wasn’t good and it was the one time that I followed a recipe from pinterest… coincidence? So to spice things up today I’m going to post a recipe as I know that some of you find it difficult to come up with ideas all the time. So this recipe that i’m about to share with you is one that I made up last night for dinner, we had a bunch of veggies in the fridge that needed to be eaten as well as ground beef so I went to work and this is what magically appeared!
This is always the hardest part for me to write down because I rarely measure ingredients, I just eyeball it out.
1. Whole Wheat Noodles. I used rottini.
2. A can of whole tomatoes.
3. A little less than half a red pepper, chopped and sautéed with onion. And 2 red pepper rings.
4. One Celery stalk, chopped.
5. Half an onion, chopped and sautéed.
6. Half a can of mushrooms
7. Ground beef.
8. Olive Oil
9. Salt & Pepper
I like to take out all the ingredients before I start cooking, I feel more organized this way and it also helps me figure out what I still have to do. I put away the remainder of the ingredients as I use them to avoid cluttered counter tops.
1. In a medium pot, add can of tomatoes (I poured all the juice and about half the tomatoes), celery, onions, chopped red pepper, a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 40 minutes.
2. While your tomato sauce is simmering. Heat up a bit of olive oil in a frying pan, cook your ground beef (I saved a bit of onions and added them to the ground beef as it cooked).
3. Boil the noodles. I waited until the sauce was almost done before I boiled the noodle, just so they were fresh!
4. Whilst the noodles are boiling, sauté your two red pepper rings for about 2 minutes each side!
5. Serve and enjoy!
Have an amazing rest of your day!
Until next time,