Thursday, September 25, 2008


1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 whole bunch celery chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef (97/3)
1 8 oz. package noodles
1 can mushrooms or fresh
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to package while preparing the rest of the recipe.
In a large dutch oven saute and cook until tender, celery, onion and green pepper.
Add ground beef and continue cooking until beef is browned.
Add remaining ingredients including noodles and stir well.
Place lid on dutch oven and place in the oven for 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Great served with cole slaw and garlic bread. (using light wheat bread of course)

WW points = 4 (for 1/12 of recipe)
Calories = 211.2 (for 1/12 of recipe)

Note: My great aunt gave me this recipe and she used a whole stick of butter to saute the veggies in and it was a lot better but not as healthy so I substituted the small amount of olive oil and it is still good. Momma always served saltines and butter with it and that I don't do anymore either. But just wanted to let you know that this is a recipe I grew up on and we had really often.

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