So all I hear in my head is my mom's voice reminding me to "always check your ingredients before you start". "Yeah...but I knew they were there because I just bought them!"
OK panic mode. I just browned this meat, dinner isn't for 4 hours, what do I make? I started to dig through the pantry and decided to try my hand at some crock pot pasta. I'll be honest, I don't know what type of pasta it is because I don't get the difference(is it only the different noodles??) so here is my own recipe!
1lb Browned Ground Beef
Noodles..whatever you have is good to me!
Obviously I had already browned my meat so I added my pasta sauce to it. I just put it in the browning pan I was using after I had drained and rinsed my meat. I let it mix together as I moved to the next step.
I filled my colander with my noodles and let the water run over them. I didn't want to boil them as I felt they would get super soggy over the next few hours in the crock pot.
As the noodles were softening, and the meat was marinating I tossed my liner in my crock pot. I then put a layer of cheese down. I don't really know what way it should really be layered but that is what I threw down first.
|Don't start with cheese...it just burns to the bottom. I say start with sauce|
I then drained the water from my noodles and tossed half in.
Take your meat and sauce layer it on.
Now repeat. I only had enough to do two layers of each and toss some extra cheese on top.
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.