This one-pot ground beef stew with pasta is inspired by Paraguayan Guiso. Ground beef and vegetables are stewed in a tomato broth, with pasta added at the end.
Heat a large pot or Dutch oven on medium high. Add the oil and ground beef and sear until browned.
Then add in the onion, garlic, salt, cumin, and pepper and sauté while stirring until onion turns translucent.
Deglaze the pot with the broth. Stir in the diced carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer until the vegetables start to soften (5-10 mins)
In the meantime bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
Then stir in the tomato puree, hot water and pasta. Cook on medium heat until most of the water is absorbed and the pasta is al dente (8-13 minutes).
Serve right away with chopped herbs of your choice, like cilantro, parsley, basil.
One pot pasta dishes are always best served right away. Any leftover pasta stew is still delicious but the pasta will continue to absorb liquid and soften further.