Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sloppy Joe Rotini

Meal #4: Sloppy Joe Rotini

1 lb. ground beef
2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz.)
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup water
1 small zucchini, sliced (1 cup)
1 jar (15 1/2 oz.) extra-thick-and-chunky sloppy joe sauce

1. Cook beef in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.  Stir in remaining ingredients.
2. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium.  Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

My Review

This was an easy meal to make with few ingredients and even fewer steps.  However, I wasn't particularly fond of how the meal turned out.  My biggest complaint is that it was so dry.  I don't know if the recipe needs more water or more sauce, but it was too dry for my taste.  I was making this meal to feed the missionaries and they arrived about 15-20 late, so I'm wondering if the dryness is because it was "simmering" longer than expected.  Regardless, it wasn't my favorite and I'm not sure if I'll try it again.  I'm torn because it wasn't gross, but it wasn't delicious either.  It just needs more sauce, I think, and eat promtly.  

3 Stars

1 comment:

Melanie said...

It probably would have been perfect if you added 1 or 2 8oz cans of tomato sauce and a little extra garlic powder or Worcestershire sauce. When something is done cooking go ahead and turn it off and cover to conserve moisture. When people arrive it still should be hot but if not you can just turn on again just long enough to heat it up but not bring it back to a boil.