All Purpose Hamburger Casserole


1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 small can whole kernel corn, drained (optional)
1 small can green peas, drained (optional)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup macaroni, uncooked
1/4 to 1/2 lb Velveeta style cheese (Cheezy Does It, for example)


In a heavy pot with a good lid, fry the ground beef until it has lost all pink color. Break the meat up as it cooks. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring until onion is just translucent. Stir in corn and peas (if using) and tomato sauce. Add water and bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook about 7 or 8 minutes or until macaroni is just done. Cube cheese and stir in until melted. Serve at once or after everybody get there or even cold for breakfast the next morning.