Mexican Skillet 1

This is comfort food in our home.  The Shipwreck I knew as a child was made from leftovers.  This is just as good, even without the patina of age.   We find it can be a bit bland with diced tomatoes instead of crushed tomatoes.  So you might want to play with the spices a bit if you use diced tomatoes.  We just add ketchup at the table to give it a bit more flavour.

Serves 6-8

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
2 1/2 c. frozen kernel corn
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (OR 1 19 oz. can crushed tomatoes)
8 oz. macaroni, dry
1 1/2 c. water
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Cook meat over medium breaking up with a fork.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender and liquid is absorbed.  Serve hot.

Mexican Skillet 2

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