Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe I found, lost and found again. I got it off a can of stewed tomatoes. DH really likes it. It's simple and a one pot meal. I had to be out of town for a couple of weeks and he made it twice. Posting it here for safe keeping. Feel free to add more spices, green peppers, garlic, etc. The original recipe does not even call for salt and pepper and I always add more cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef and onion in large skillet; drain. Salt and pepper to taste. Add undrained tomatoes and one cup water; bring to boil. Stir in macaroni. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, ten minutes or until macaroni is done, stirring once. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top, cover until cheese is melted.
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I was using this recipe as a side dish to go with a porkchop recipe so I substituted mushrooms for the meat. My DH really liked it. (He's a big fan of a similar recipe that we call goulash, so I was pretty sure he would enjoy it.) What surprised me was that I liked it a lot also. When I sauteed the onions and mushrooms I cooked them until they were carmelized, which enhanced the flavor. DH liked it so much that he microwaved some left-overs for a late night snack. MADE FOR SPRING PAC 2010

CarrolJ April 09, 2010

This was just the thing for lunch. I had just the right amounts of everything in the fridge to make 2 servings. I used just 1/4 cup of onions and added a fair sprinkle of garlic pepper. It came out with a lovely flavor and couldn't be much easier to make. It's very filling and a great warmer for a cold day. I'm very glad that I tried it. :D

Annacia February 24, 2010