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I absolutely LOVE this recipe. It is the ultimate in comfort food for me and the flavors blend so well. I was worried there wouldn't be enough liquid and it would be dry after baking, but it wasn't a problem. I do think I'll use 2 cans of tomatoes next time. Didn't have a bowl big enough, so I just mixed everything right in the pan then popped it in the oven. I needed to add salt, but DH thought it was fine as is. This is a keeper!!

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Soup Fly * June 13, 2006

Very good recipe; I cut it in half for my husband and me. Decided to use tomato sauce instead of stewed tomatoes- an 8 oz. can worked well for our smaller dish. For more flavor, I added about a half cup of bottled BBQ sauce- turned out delicious!

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J-Lynn August 28, 2005

Simple, not too flavorful, but just enough...with an added dolop of sour cream. Rather low in fat which gives it it's edge.

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Stephie Biggs November 09, 2004

This is a very easy recipe and a very good weekday one-meal recipe. We prefer doing this with fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce, and a few tablespoons of ketchup rather than stewed tomatoes. We added zucchini. Your problem with this recipe is how you will produce ``taste´´. As is, this casserole has a light beefy taste with lots of fresh vegetable taste. If you prefer a really beefy casserole, then this is not the recipe for you. But if you want a quick one-meal casserole then this is it. Choose a really sharp tasting cheddar. The taste of ordinary cheddar gets ``lost´´ with the bulk of noodles and vegetables. All in all, our family loved it. I personally liked the fresh-tasting vegetables resulting from this recipe. Thank you Mimi !

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Polar Bear September 26, 2004

Delicious! Kidney beans did the trick. We mixed the cheese with the hot macaroni first, before adding the other ingredients. Added another 2 TB Parmesan.

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Brad Beckwith August 08, 2003

I also added black beans.

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lesleyb July 24, 2003

This makes a very nice dinner. I reduced the quantities for two and used less beef and more beans (1 can). I also added one chopped zucchini. Thanks!

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dale! July 21, 2003
Beef & Bean Macaroni