Homemade Beefaroni

"This is a great kid friendly recipe-make sure the onions and garlic are minced well-I puree mine."
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  • Cook macaroni and drain.
  • Brown together the ground beef, onion and garlic.
  • Drain if needed.
  • Mix in the soup, water and sugar to the beef mixture.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and stir.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring often.

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  1. Our family just loved this! the longer it sat the thicker it got. It came out perfect! I did not change a thing.. we had it with a green salad. thanks :o)
  2. My kids really liked this recipe.They like to sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  3. This was great Diana.. we had the kids over for a pot luck and I made this...I used more macaroni than stated and then after your last step I put it in to an oblong dish, and sprinkled grated cheese over, then baked for approx 15 minutes. Really popular in this household. =)
  4. I made this for the second time last night. I cooked the macaroni until they were al dente. I DID NOT add the 10 3/4 oz water. Thanks Diana, the dish was quick and easy to make.
  5. Well, this was it! This is the recipe my kids have been asking for and I've been trying to find for months! I was looking for "goulash" so I missed this one in my search. After several attempts at different styles of "goulash" to the dismay of my kids, I finally got an "All Thumbs Up" from every one of them! They even had seconds... Turned out perfectly - the directions and amounts were right on the money, and even I (who prefers chunks of pepper & mushrooms and "the works") really liked this sweet version, too. Thanks so much for sharing (and thanks SO much for the tip about puree'ing the onions and garlic so I could get the flavor in there without the chitlins knowing it)! YAY! My quest is over. This is a keeper in my house. Thanks, DiB's. ;)


  1. We really enjoyed this!! You can really spice it up any way you want. We used garlic powder and onion powder in place of the chopped onion and garlic. Some salt and pepper and you're good to go. Quick meal that's easy on the budget!
  2. This is a pretty good kid friendly recipe that uses common pantry staples. Another reviewer commented that their kids didn't care for the onions. If that's an issue for you try substituting 1 tablespoon of onion powder for the fresh onion. You can also substitute 1/4 tsp of garlic powder for the fresh garlic. I've made this 3 times in the last month and my son keeps hogging it up, even when I make a double batch. This is definitely "kid food". UPDATE: I doubled this recipe again, but I didn't have enough cans of tomato soup so i used 2 cans of tomato soup and 2 - 6oz. can of tomato paste and It tasted even better. It had a sweeter taste.
  3. M M M MMMMM. I used ground turkey instead of beef and added a Tablespoon or 2 of yellow mustard. We ate it with shredded Colby Jack cheese. Even my PB&J boy ate it. Will make again.



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