Grandma used to make this when I lived with them in Outlook. I've made it ever since.
1) Brown some ground beef, drain (1 - 1½ lbs)
2) Add diced onions and celery
3) Stir in a can of diced tomatoes
4) Add water (I usually fill the tomato can as a measurement)
5) Dump in some of your favorite pasta.
6) Bring to a boil then simmer until the pasta is done.
7) Stir in a package of onion soup mix
8) Grate in some cheddar cheese