This is a quick and easy dish, a favorite at our house.
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. uncooked pasta; elbows or small shells
1/2 c. chopped onion or 1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 can tomato paste
1 tsp. chili powder
3 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 cups hot water
1/4 c. water
Brown meat. Pour off drippings. Add pasta, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, chili powder, and hot water. Cook 10 minutes. Combine tomato paste and 1/4 cup water, add, and cook another 10 minutes.