A simple hearty meal to prepare when you have limited kitchen utilities such as oven or stove.
Step 1: Ingredients and Method
500 g ground beef (lean if possible)
1/2 c minced/chopped onion
1 each yellow and red paprika (or if they are not that cheap, just 1 green pepper is good enough, big one so it will be about 1/2 c cubed/diced)
1-2 garlic, minced
1 can tomato, broken up, liquid (the 28 oz can), or crushed tomatoes is fine as well
1 can black beans (the 15 oz can) or red kidney, whichever is fine
1/2 c broken spaghetti
2 tbsp chili powder (omit if it's for kids or you don't like it a little spicy)
1/2 tsp cumin
a pinch or two salt (as needed) OR bouillon powder, would make it even much better
In a 3 quart microwave proof bowl/casserole, place beef, break with fork, then add in onion, paprika, and garlic. Cover and microwave on high for 9 minutes, stirring once.
Break up beef again with fork, drain.
Add remaining ingredients, mix lightly, put cover/lid back and microwave for 30-35 mins (until spaghetti is cooked) - every 10 minutes, take out casserole from microwave and stir mixture.
Let stand 10 mins before serving. Enjoy :)