One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

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A One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole makes for a delicious meal with very little cleanup.  Ever notice that the work involved in making dinner sometimes is more laborious in the cleanup phase?  I love a great meal and don’t mind the work involved in creating it, but I don’t enjoy the cleanup!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, ketchup, mustard, pasta and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
    Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
    Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and green onions, if desired.
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