|It's been too long|
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 standard-issue Onion
2 Green Peppers
1 TBSP Tomato Paste
1 24 oz. jar of Marinara Sauce (Sure, you could totally make your own tomato-based sauce for this recipe, and it'll be totally delicious. But the entire point here is to make something simple, easy, and likely from things you have lying around. So use any decent-quality store-bought marinara)
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
The first thing you're going to need to do is find the will to do anything at all. Sure, it's easy once you've got the sauce started. Then you can smell delicious food that's totally worth hanging around for. But before that, all you've got is the hope of future deliciousness, which can make it hard to motivate yourself to actually get started and not just collapse into a bed until an alarm clock somehow survives its daily task of waking you up. The best advice I can offer is that if any of you invent time travel in the future, travel back to now and reassure yourself that the payoff will be huge and totally worth it. Once you've got that taken care of, it's time to brown your meat. Heat up a pan over medium-high heat, and toss in your beef along with a standard-human's pinch of salt. It should sizzle when you do. If you don't hear a sizzle you either didn't let your pan heat up, or in your tired and delirious state you accidentally threw something else in there instead of beef. Once your beef is in the pan, break it up into little bits with a wooden spoon. You want as much beef surface area touching the hot metal pan as possible. Once your beef's will and body are irrevocably broken, stir it occasionally, allowing it time to actually brown. Then pour everything out of your pan into a bowl for safe-keeping. Throw a little bit of oil in the pan to coat it, return it to the heat and then toss in your onion, carrots, and green pepper, all of which you've undoubtedly prepared by chopping in to bite-sized chunks during this time, along with another standard-human's pinch of salt.
|You could use this sauce to make a dish hearty and delicious|
Or you can just slorp it straight out of the bowl. Options.