My favorite childhood meal – Slumgulion. This is by far my favorite dinner growing up. My mom made this many times and when I knew it was on the menu – I couldn’t wait for dinner! Luckily my family has not minded me making this at least several times a month for over 25 years!
It’s so easy to make too – it always comes out great and a great dish to make if you are new to the kitchen too! Not too many steps and it’s ready in under 30 minutes.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (96%)
- 1/2 white onion diced
- 4 baby bell peppers diced
- 3 cloves garlic diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
- 8 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes optional
- cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
- In a large pot, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the diced onion, garlic and peppers. Saute for a few minutes so they start to soften.
- Add the ground beef, and cook breaking up the meat until browned.
- Add the spices and canned tomato sauce.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the cooked pasta and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes.
What kind of meat is best for this recipe?
I’ve made this with variations of types of meat and I love them all. The most I use is 96% lean ground beef. The brand I buy most often is Laura’s Lean Ground Beef. I’ve also used a fattier ground beef (drain fat after browning). You could also use ground turkey or ground chicken. I’ve also used vegetarian meat crumbles such as Gardein or Morningstar.
Definitely tag me on Instagram if you try this! @jenncooks.
Check out some of my other favorite pasta recipes.