I'm currently the Relief Society Emergency Preparedness specialist in my LDS ward. One goal I have is to help women come up with meals that they can have on hand in case of emergency.
I've started putting together some meal ideas that I can have on hand for a 3 month supply of food. This one is perfect for it! It is a quick meal I can put together with the food in my pantry, plus ground beef. The recipe calls for 1 lb of hamburger which is what I will usually use, because I have a freezer full of ground beef. Although, I am in the process of finding some canned beef that is gluten free that I can have in my food storage. This would be a good recipe to use it with.
This recipe reminds me of the days as a young wife, prior to Celiac
disease when I would cook "Hamburger Helper" after a long day at
school. I have to say this is WAY better than my memories of "Hamburger
Helper," but the same idea. Plus, my kids love it!
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, minced or 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup water
1 cube GF beef bouillon cube
3/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons featherlight flour
3 cups dry GF pasta
Cook pasta, according to directions. In a large skillet, brown hamburger, onions, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add water, bouillon, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, paprika, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Simmer about 10 minutes. Mix flour and water. Stir into beef mixture, and simmer until thickened. Drain pasta and combine everything!