Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Another much loved recipe by my DH's mom After reading reviewers comments I've decided to reduce the amount of macaroni to 8 oz from 1 lb.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook macaroni in boiling water until cooked.
  3. Fry onion and garlic in butter.
  4. Add ground beef and brown.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add bay leaf, cloves, salt, pepper and crushed chillies.
  7. Place meat mixture and macaroni into oven proof dish.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

I used 1 onion. This is easy to do. We didn't like the clove taste so next time I'll omit that. I added more cheese on top. It could be great to stir some cheese in the pasta and meat. Thanks Dreamer :) Made for Holiday tag game

Boomette September 07, 2011

This was super simple to prepare and provides one of those meals that reminds you of mom. I felt it could have had a little more tomatoes, next time might add more or cut back on the amount of pasta.

morgainegeiser October 28, 2009

This is almost the same way I make mine but I add a few more different spices. But it is really delicious. I had put in more onions and I mixed a bit of the cheese in the skillet then put more on top for in the oven. I am not sure why you have 1/4 cup water listed in ingredients though. Maybe it was to be added to sauce, not sure. I didn't use it and the sauce was fine for me. Made for Think Pink Tag Oct'09 Thanks for a great recipe Dreamer

FrenchBunny October 19, 2009