1 TB EVOO
½ onion, chopped
1TB of chili powder
1 TB Cumin
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 TB Brown sugar
1 pound of ground meat of your choice (beef, turkey, etc.)
2 cups of water
15oz can of tomato sauce, no salt added
2 cups of macaroni at the elbow
8oz. Mexican shredded cheese mix
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onion, chilli pepper, cumin and a pinch of salt in EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the garlic and sugar to the pan. Stir to mix.
Add your minced meat and cook.
**If you are using extra fat meat, you will have to drain your meat once it is well cooked. You don’t want all that fat in your dish. I used very lean ground beef so I don’t have to drain mine.
Add the water, tomato sauce and uncooked pasta.
Cover and cook for 12 minutes, stirring often to prevent the pasta from sticking together.
Remove from heat, add 8 oz. of cheese and stir.
Serve this unique dish hot!