Place ground beef in a 2 quart microwave save dish and microwave on high for approximatley 10 minutes. Every few minutes remove from microwave to separate pieces. When no longer pink, drain grease. Add all other ingredients, up to and including pepper flakes, spreading evenly over the beef. Microwave on HI for 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave for an additional 20 minutes, stopping after 10 minutes to stir again. Remove from microwave and stir in 3 cups cooked elbow macaroni. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
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