Ingredients1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup uncooked kasha (whole or coarse)
1 16 oz. can tomatoes, cut up
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. molasses or sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash tabasco or pepper
1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
In skillet, cook ground beef, onion, green pepper and celery until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Spoon off all except about 2 tablespoons excess fat.
Stir in uncooked kasha until the grains are moistened by the meat mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes or until kasha is tender.
Stir mixture occasionally and add extra liquid (water, wine, or tomato juice) if necessary. May be topped with grated cheese before serving.