Hamburger "Box Dinner" Casserole Recipe
In Cooking Outside the Box, Chef John's goal is to help busy cooks see that you don't have to rely on processed foods for convenience. Fast, flavorful meals can be made from scratch. This month, he features a popular "out of the box" dish - hamburger "box dinner" casserole.
2 oz Olive oil
1 Onion, diced
3 Cloves fresh garlic, diced
1 lb Ground beef 80/20
¼ cup Corn starch
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 Tomatoes, chopped
½ tsp Fresh thyme, leaves removed from stems
½ tsp Fresh oregano, leaves removed from stems
Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
½ cup 2% milk
1 lb Rotini noodles, cooked
A Few Notes on Preparation
Corn starch added to the beef during cooking will help brown the beef.
Heat pan on high heat. Add 2 oz olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add onion first and then add the garlic. Stir and cook until onion is translucent. Add ground beef. Add 1/4 cup corn starch. Mix. Then add the green peppers. Add tomatoes. Next add the herbs. Add a dash of salt. Add red pepper flakes if desired. Stir. Add the milk and next added the cooked noodles. Continue stirring. Add a few dashes of black pepper before serving.
Spoon mixture into dish and serve.