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This is only slightly more effort than Hamburger Helper and totally worth it! Everything, including the pasta, cooks in one pot, making clean up a snap.

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup elbow macaroni
1 large onion, diced
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup red wine (can substitute water)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Heat a Tablespoon of oil in a dutch oven or large pot. Add the beef and cook until browned. Remove from the pot, leaving drippings, and set aside on a plate. (Depending on how lean your beef is, you may need to pour of a little bit of the grease, leaving just enough to coat the pot.)

Add the onions to the pot and cook 5-7 minutes, until translucent and fragrant. Add the pepper and spices and cook another few minutes until pepper is softened.

Add the tomatoes, water, wine, and pasta and bring to a boil. Boil for several minutes and reduce to a simmer. Stir in the beef and continue to simmer until pasta is cooked through. Stir in the cheese cook until cheese has melted.

Slightly adapted from
: The Kitchn

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