If you like barbecue sauce you'll love this quick and easy one pot pasta dish. Perfect for camping and the kids will scarf it down. Saute the beef, onion and pepper over a full spread of coals, add the sauce then cover with as many coals on the lid as you'll need to keep it at a steady simmer, maybe 18-20. As I was waiting for the pasta to cook this hen came sauntering up to my dutch oven, she must have been attracted to the aroma of hickory steaming from the pot. I found this simple and tasty recipe here online.
Chuck Wagon Beef and Pasta Skillet
1 lb. ground beef
1 small red or green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 14 1/2 oz can beef broth
1 1/2 cup uncooked wagon wheel or rotini pasta
1 cup prepared hickory flavored barbecue sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cheddar or Colby cheese, finely shredded
Lightly oil or spray a 10 inch dutch oven.
Brown beef, bell pepper and onion over a full compliment of coals; drain.
Stir in broth, pasta, barbecue sauce and water. Cover with as many coals as will bring liquid to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Uncover and continue to cook over bottom coals for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is cooked completely and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Serves 4.
|Brown beef with pepper and onion|