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    Western Trail Beef and Macaroni

    Western Trail Beef and Macaroni. Photo by ALH

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    45 mins

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    ALH's Note:

    I found this on a package of beef stock and this recipe is basically unchanged from that. I found there to be a bit too much liquid and after cooking the pasta I needed to boil it down slightly to thicken it up some.

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    1. 1
      Brown the beef and onions then drain.
    2. 2
      Combine remaining ingredients with the browned beef and onion.
    3. 3
      Cook for 10 minutes covered (until the pasta becomes tender).
    4. 4
      Serve with cheddar or parmesan cheese if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 04, 2010


      This makes a ton! I wish I would have cut this recipe in half and we will be eating leftovers for days. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the water. We all enjoyed this. I topped mine with cheddar cheese and the rest of the family topped theirs with parm cheese. Made for a quick weeknight meal.

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    • on April 16, 2007


      Top stuff -- very different from regular chili mac or Slumgullion (the chili powder makes it very southwestern-tasting). I tweaked it some by adding a chopped bell pepper in with the onion to tenderize at the same time, 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt, 1 Tablespoon of oregano and I doubled the macaroni. I didn't need to add water. Next time, instead of chili powder, I'll use Taco seasoning which has chili powder and also a thickening agent. I'll also add some drained pimientos, or maybe a chipotle with adobo. This is a recipe that will endure some modification but I would not recommend adding any non-tex-mex ingredients! Makes enough to feed a crowd. Great job, fuerein -- thank you so much for posting it. We enjoyed it a lot!pat.

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    • on April 11, 2007


      This was pretty good. I liked the flavor. I would give it a 3 1/2 stars. I cut the recipe in half and I'm glad I did. We have 4 people in our family and we still had leftovers. Half the recipe could easily feed 6 people. I didn't put the water in there because it was really watery as it was. I also had to cook it longer so the liquid would drain. My 8 year old liked it, but my 5 year old didn't. I will make it again. It was very easy to make.

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    Nutritional Facts for Western Trail Beef and Macaroni

    Serving Size: 1 (370 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.7
    Calories from Fat 63
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 36.8 mg
    Sodium 995.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 21.2 g

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