This is literally a 20 minute recipe and it's good because it has better than bouillon beef paste in it.
1 lb ground beef
One and a half teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons better than bouillon roasted beef flavor stirred into 2 cups hot water
15 oz. Can tomato sauce
8 oz medium pasta shells
Brown the beef over high in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. Drain if necessary.
Add the spices and salt, stir.
Add the beef broth mixture
Bring back to low boil.
Add the tomato sauce. Bring up to simmer.
Add uncooked shells and stir.
Lower heat to medium. Do not cover.
After 5 minutes stir. If it's trying to stick lower the heat.
It takes about 10 minutes for the pasta to cook through. Then it's done!
I really like this flavor. I did this by accident while making a more involved recipe. I noticed midway when I got to the point of this being done where I stop here, that one I tasted it and it was really good and beefy. That first time I went ahead and finished the recipe which involved some other things and cheese and I didn't like it as well as if I had stopped here. So now this is just a easy quick recipe I like to use. Hope you enjoy it. I would not use any other substitute for the better than bouillon beef because I don't think it would be as rich.