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Ground Beef Spaghetti Skillet

I remember my grandma making this stovetop supper many times—we always loved Granny's spaghetti! My husband and I now enjoy making it. You can easily substitute ground turkey for the ground beef if that's what you have on hand. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti, halved


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
  • Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, jelly and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in spaghetti. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until spaghetti is tender, 6-8 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The chili powder adds a subtle southwestern flavor to this spaghetti dish.
  • Garnish each serving with your favorite taco toppings like a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 431 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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