1 teaspoon oregano, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup dry macaroni
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups tomato juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 15/5-ounce can Mexican style pinto beans
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese –
1. Brown hamburger in a large frying pan or electric skillet. Drain fat.
2. Add chopped onion to hamburger; cook until onion is clear. Turn heat down; add macaroni, beans, juice and spices, stirring to combine.
3.Cover pan and simmer mixture for 20 minutes. (If you uncover the pan more than twice to check and stir, add additional tomato juice.)
4. Remove pan from heat, stir, and sprinkle grated cheese on top of mixture. Cover and let stand until cheese melts.
YIELD: Serves 6