This fabulous, delicious and rediculously easy recipe comes with a story that takes us back to my no-vegetable eating chocolate craving days (wait a minute-wasn't that yesterday??) aka my childhood.
Mom, terrific cook that she is, caught a bad case of sinusitus (to be honest-not quite sute there is such thing as a good case of sinusitus but you get the picture) and really couldn't make one of her famous fancy meals. She came across this recipe which I think was called "one pan goulash" and the rest is history-It's still one of our favorite dishes. In honor of Mom's previous illness, we found ourselves calling it "sinusitus noodles". Dad gets really embarrassed when we call it that in front of company but old habits die hard. So now if you find yourself nursing German measles,swine flu or anything else that makes you want to wham your head into a wall, just try this dish.I can't promise that it'll cure but you can't take that antibiotic on an empty stomach, can you?
1 package of short pasta-penne or whatever you have around the house (yeah, you can use spaghetti but I've found that the meat distributes itself better when you make it with short pasta.Go figure)
1 lb.\500 grams of ground turkey (ground beef can work too but I think it tastes better with poultry.Again, go figure)
2 cups of water
1 cup of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of onion soup powder
1. Make the pasta according to the manufacturers instructions
2.In a wok or large frying pan (keep in mind that you'll eventually be transferring all of the pasta into it, so be prepared) heat 1 teaspoon of oil and brown the meat until it turns white and starts to brown.
3. Add the water, tomato paste and onion soup powder, mix and let simmer on a low flame for 5 minutes.
4.Drain the pasta and add it to the pan.Mix, cover and let simmer for another 15 minutes.