Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Papa D 1946-2012 January 06, 2009

I followed the recipe as written other then I cut the recipe in half. I did omit the salt and added the optional chili powder. This was good and easy to make. Instead of blending my tomatoes, I used crushed tomatoes. This is a nice recipe as it is made with ingredients I always have on hand. Made for Fall PAC 2008.

bmcnichol September 27, 2008

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