Here is a fairly simple one and easy on the budget. I used to use hamburger for this but found a nice sirloin steak for about $3.00 in the market the other day.
Dice up the meat in bite size pieces (will need a very sharp knife). I chose a wok to cook the meat with a little olive oil and cooked till very well grilled and tender. You will need to judge the heat and keep your eye on this. If you got a crock pot can braise the beef in the oil till really well browned on all sides and then transfer to a crock pot on high with a cup of water and let cook for a few hours, add a can of cream of mushroom soup and reduce to lowest heat and cook for 30 more minutes. For a thicker sauce add some corn starch.
Cook your favorite pasta. Extra wide egg noodles are the best. I use my rice cooker/steamer to cook pasta. I never get a boil over this way but do have to watch, so you do not overcook the pasta. Another secret is you can cook pasta in a microwave. Get a good size microwave safe bowl and but a (hard plastic) strainer that will fit in that bowl. Add water to about the ¾ mark and the pasta then cook on high for 10-12 minutes – makes perfect pasta every time and no danger of a messy boil over. Remove the strainer with tongs and set on a plate.
Serve: Spoon a helping of the pasta and a helping of the meat/cooked with the soup, add your favorite side and you got a great meal. I topped with some fresh diced green onion and a little crushed chile.