Anyone who knows me knows that Tony and I don’t like onions.  As much as I tried to shield Hannah from onions, on an innocent sleepover at a friends house when she was 12 introduced Hannah to the onion. They had ordered a veggie pizza, and not wanting to be rude, decided to eat just one piece.  She came home and declared her love of onions!  It was then and there that she realized it was Tony and I against a world of onion loving people!

So it was only appropriate to have Hannah make a dish with onions in it.  My mom will have to leave a comment on how exactly this recipe came about, but its something my mom has made forever, and everyone in my family loves it but me!  Hannah’s version is a bit different, as she uses less meat and tomatoes.

Hannah’s Slumgulion

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, cooked to package directions and drained
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 can (4 oz. can) of tomato sauce
  • 1 small ONION, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

she's got some serious chopping skillz!
saute onion, green pepper and garlic for about 7 minutes, then remove
brown ground beef
drain fat and ignore the scrub bud in my kitchen sink
put back the green pepper/onion mixture, the diced tomato and sauce and simmer for 15 minutes
season with salt and pepper to taste
add chopped basil right before serving
Chef Hannah is happy because her dish came out just the way she wanted, even thought Tony and I had barf bags nearby because of the onion smell in the kitchen
the finished product 😀

Thanks to Hannah for making this recipe so I didn’t have to actually touch an onion.  And thanks to Hema for hosting this weeks BSI contest – I believe she is the farthest hostess we have ever had – she lives in India!