Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is just the way my grandma used to make it and is by far the best one-dish meal ever. My kids love it and so does my husband!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meat, garlic, onion, red pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Cook until meat is ready and then drain grease from meat.
  3. While meat is cooking, boil noodles as directed on their bag.
  4. Combine cooked meat mixture, cooked noodles, and all other ingredients in a large pot.
  5. Cover and cook over med-low heat until thoroughly heated throughout.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. This is even better the next day.
  8. Can be frozen too!


Most Helpful

I am not a very versitale cook but I did reconize several things hat I wanted to change -- after first following the published recipe exactly. 6 servings: 1 In order to cook the Macaroni I used 1+ cup of Clamato Sause. 2 Corn -- I used frozen. 3 Crushed Red Pepper Flakes -- 1tbs. 4 Cayene Pepper -- 1/4 tsp. 5 Added 1 tbs Zat Creo Seasoning. 6 Added 1/2 cup Bell Peppers (Red & Yellow). 7 Added 8 oz Mushrooms. 8 Add 1 or more cups of Clamato Sause for proper moisture content. Makes 4 - 1qt freezer bags full.

lewishmize November 23, 2006

This recipe was very good, except I should have heeded the warnings and cut more of the hot spice. It was HOT!!! I added 3 Tbl. red pepper flakes and 1/2 TBl. cayenne and it was extremely hot. Didn't even attempt to give to the kids!

punkarooni February 22, 2005

I really enjoyed this...but my stepson hated it. After 2 bites he was asking me for more bread, and giving me that tortured look when I told him he had to eat his dinner first. So I think our combined scores on this averages out to about a 4, since I know my husband will like it. I really lightened up on the red pepper flakes and cayenne though, as I know neither of my kids would have been able to handle that much heat. I froze it for about a week before we ate it tonight. If it wasn't for my stepson, I would make this again because, as I said, I really liked it! Thanks!

ChipotleChick February 16, 2005

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