Combine all the dry spices in a small bowl.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in large skillet or pot with lid over medium heat. Add diced onions. Let cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add ground beef. Cook until slightly brown (does not need to be fully cooked at this point)
Mix in all the dried spices
Add pasta to the pot
Pour in all liquid ingredients. It’s ok if the pasta in not completely submerged.
Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Don’t peek! Trust that everything will cook during this step.
Take off heat and slightly uncover the pot to vent. Let sit for three (3) to five (5) minutes to allow pasta to absorb the remaining liquids.