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macaroni and beef recipe.

Macaroni and Beef Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Beef
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


One of the Souths favorite comfort foods is quick and easy to make. Just a pound of ground beef goes a long way in this meal. Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make it.



1 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 large White Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 can Crushed Tomatoes (28oz)
2 Tablespoons Ketchup
1 lb. Elbow Macaroni, cooked and drained.


Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain, but reserve the water.
While pasta cooks, place large sauce pot over Medium heat on stove top.
Add ground beef. Stir and cook until fully browned. Drain any excess grease.
Add the diced onion.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Stir and cook until onions are translucent.
Add the crushed tomatoes.
Add the ketchup.
Add the cooked and drained pasta. Stir to combine.
Lower heat and let simmer 5 minutes.
If more liquid is preferred, add a bit of the reserved pasta water.
Adjust seasonings as desired. Serve while warm.

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