While going through my cookbooks, I came across an old thin book called Microwave Cooking Basics. While browsing through each page I thought about offering a shortcut recipe for those who use their microwave all the time or would like to use it more often.
Below is a 20-minute one pan meal inspired by Betty Crocker herself so your family can be eating in no time without pulling out all the pots and pans. There is a conversion to vegetarian at the end of the recipe.
I'm looking forward to learning your experiences and ideas on microwave cooking since I do not have much to offer except how to melt butter or chocolate and this recipe which is quite delicious.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 cup frozen peas, rinsed in a colander
2 packages (12-ounces each) beef ravioli, cooked
2-1/2 cups homemade Marinara sauce
1 teaspoon of oregano
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
Crumble beef into 2-quart microwavable casserole preferably one that has a cover. Add onion. Cover loosely and microwave on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, until beef is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in cooked ravioli, marinara sauce, peas and oregano. Cover tightly and microwave 5 to 7 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, until hot. The casserole will be hot so use oven mitts when handling. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted.Makes 6 (1-cup) servings
For vegetarians, leave out the beef using a little less marinara sauce and use cheese ravioli. In its place a cup of ricotta can be added to the ravioli.
This recipe is from Amelia's Kitchen.