1 pound ground beef 1 onion chopped (mild, sweet type, as Vidalia if available) 2 tablespoons shortening (or bacon drippings) 1 clove garlic, crushed, peeled, minced (optional) 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1 can Veg-All mixed vegetables 1 cup macaroni pasta
Cook and drain macaroni. Set aside.
Brown meat and onion in a little fat. Add crushed garlic (optional) -- Do NOT brown garlic. Add ketchup, seasonings. Stir in drained vegetables and cooked macaroni. Simmer until liquid is reduced. Serve hot.