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.
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.