Easy Homemade Beefy Macaroni

Recipe by Knitting Granny

This tastes so much better than any canned or frozen Beef-A-Roni, and it's so easy to make! This recipe makes a lot and I freeze individual portions for quick lunches/dinners down the road. If you don't want such a large quantity, the recipe is easily halved. Oh, and P.S. - as with most recipes of this type, it tastes even better the second day!

Top Review by Papa D 1946-2012

This is a great 1 pot meal for those times you need something simple, quick and good. I also used chili powder instead of salt and crushed tomatoes. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground meat in a large Dutch oven type pot over medium heat, breaking meat apart during cooking.
  2. Drain off any accumulated grease or fat.
  3. Add and stir in onion, garlic, salt, chili powder, tomatoes and chicken broth.
  4. Cook about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is no longer "crunchy".
  5. Stir in the macaroni and continue cooking for about 12 minutes or until pasta is just al dente.
  6. Turn off the heat so macaroni doesn't contine to cook and get all mushy.

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