Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mom made this all the time when I was growing up. It's another comfort food dish--very tasty. You can so easily add other ingredients to taste and the dish is transformed into another lovely creation. My mom made it with the following simple few ingredients. I now make it with garlic, onion and cheese.


  1. Cook noodles al dente.
  2. Meanwhile brown meat and drain fat.
  3. Combine noodles, beef, tomatoes and spices and serve.
  4. You can also add a can of kidney beans if you'd like.


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You just saved me big time! I'm dead broke and happened to have hamburger, a can of diced tomatoes and elbow macaroni. I also threw in a can of crushed tomatoes because I didn't have enough of the diced. It came out surprisingly delicious! Thanks for the easy recipe and saving me from starving!

RedheadAblaze January 07, 2009

My mom made this when I was growing up and we always called it meal-in-one. Ours had onion and a small can of tomoto sauce in it. Mom would serve it with corn muffins. :) I like to do that also but I dish it up and put shredded sharp cheese on it. I havent thought of this in a few years. Thanx for the momory SImplemom :)

Sydney1126 April 04, 2008

I'm a MoM and guess what - I still make it!!! I do add a can of Beef Stock (low sodium) if it gets a little thick on me, but other than that - it's my recipe to a T!!!

Shae Lin July 02, 2007

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