This is my kid's favourite recipe! It is easy, inexpensive and delicious! The sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes nicely.
We used petite diced tomatoes & left them as is. We omitted the salt, used extra minced garlic (3 cloves – total) & veg. stock instead of bullion cubes. We added close to 1T Italian seasoning, about 6 oz. fresh mushrooms (personal preference) & a couple shakes of LA Gold (hot sauce). This is a great week-night “quick fix” dinner. - 25 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Don't use 3 beef stock cubes if making this in the Uk or Ireland - just use 1/2 a knorr stock cube. They're much smaller in the states. - 30 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is such a delicious recipe. I only make 2 small changes. First, I use small pasta shells instead of the larger. Second, I use a spicy ground sausage instead of ground beef, it gives the recipe a nice sweet and spicy taste. Excellent recipe!! - 03 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)