Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very basic dish that I grew up on. Every now and then I still crave it, and nothing else will do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, boil water to cook the macaroni.
  2. Add a dash of salt, then the macaroni to the pot and bring back to a boil.
  3. Cook 7-8 minutes until pasta is done, but still firm.
  4. Drain the macaroni and return to the hot pan.
  5. While the pasta cooks, brown the hamburger with the onion and garlic.
  6. Drain off excess fat.
  7. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, and corn to the cooked meat mixture.
  8. Add salt and pepper.
  9. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the beef mixture to the pasta and stir.
  11. Stir in the cheese and serve.


Most Helpful

The family really enjoyed this meal. It was a great base for the changes I made. Instead of using mushrooms because the kids don't like them, I added a can of reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup to maintain the mushroom flavor. I added a can of whole-kernal corn with liquid because that's what I had on hand; I added colby jack cheese, I used a can of diced tomatoes with mild green chilis, I added a half teaspoon of ground red pepper and used medium shell macaroni. Your recipe was a great base for a terrific meal. Thank you!

Happy Hippie May 20, 2010

I thought this was a name my grandma made up to be goofy. She & Pa must not have had much money back in the day because her version didn't include corn, mushrooms, or cheese. Grandma's version is a great comfort food & I'll bet your version will be to. I can't wait to try it.

Tina A December 08, 2006

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