Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom used to make this when I was a kid and we were what you would call poor. My dad doesn't like things spicy so this is super simple, but good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked (you can use whatever pasta you want)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed tomato soup (2 if you like)


  1. Chop onion and mix in with hamburger while you brown it.
  2. Drain juices off meat and add macaroni.
  3. Stir in Soup.
  4. Mom usually served with bread and jam.


Most Helpful

Here is another recipe that is fast to make when a person is running short of time. I had a half can of tomato soup left over, so that is all I used plus a can of diced tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Since this rrecipe is not spicy, it is perfect for he kids. Made for *Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup 2009* game

Charlotte J December 07, 2009

We used to have exactly this as kids ourselves. My mom was single with 4 kids and had to stretch the budget...LOL... Thanks for posting this recipe, I have been looking for something like it for awhile now. I couldn't remember the exact amounts for the ingredients since it has been awhile since I have had this. Good and inexpensive dish!

AngieMc April 18, 2008

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a