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One-Pot Dinner

"My family always comes back for seconds when this nicely seasoned skillet supper is on the table," reports Bonnie Morrow of Spencerport, New York. And it's nicely priced at 72 cents a serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube


  • In a large saucepan or skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender; drain. Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt if desired, basil and pepper. Stir in the noodles, beans, tomatoes, water and bouillon.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 263 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • loverton
    Oct 12, 2020

    Used potatoes o'brien instead of noodles as we are not big on noodles. Added garlic powder and season salt instead of salt and pepper. I also added additional worcestershire sauce. Since I wasn't using noodles added bullion to tomatoes before adding to meat. Thought it was a little bland without additional seasoning. Great base recipe. Was really quick to make.

  • dawnmb13
    May 22, 2020

    YUM, YUM, YUM I used 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef (that's what was in the pkg.) and Bush's SW Style pinto beans (it's what I had) and canned sliced tomatoes (again, it;s what I had). I had expected to have some leftovers between the 3 of us but we did not even leave a bite for our dog!

  • Ashley
    May 22, 2020

    I just used a can of beef broth instead of water and beef bouillon, and had to use a fresh tomato since I didn't have any stewed or diced. It still turned out great!

  • vbuck
    May 21, 2020

    I have not made this yet but I am going to try it. It sounds so much like something my Grandmother made when I was a kid. We called it One Dish Dinner. I think it had chopped potatoes instead of noodles. I'll try it both ways,,,noodles and potatoes.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 22, 2019

    We loved this recipe. I used pinto beans, a full pound of ground beef, and small egg noodles as that is all I had. We loved it and it was husband approved. Delicious. Volunteer Field Editor

  • barbsbasic
    Feb 2, 2019

    OMG THIS WAS AMAZING. I used a whole pound of beef though. 3 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and a can of diced tomatoes in lieu of cuz that's all I had. This was absolutely amazing. Excellent taste. A little labor-intensive cutting up the vegetables but if you have a vegetable chopper you can save yourself a few minutes

  • qwm
    Feb 1, 2019

    Will try this using ground turkey.

  • Medic 716
    Mar 11, 2017

    Great tasting and simple to make.

  • ad554836
    Sep 26, 2013

    This was very good! We really enjoyed it and will make it again. We substituted diced tomatoes for the stewed, and red wine vinegar for the Worcestershire sauce.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 26, 2011

    This is very flavorful. Since there are only two of us, the "planned overs" for lunch the next day are even better than the original.