Nina's Macaroni Beef Skillet

"Inexpensive and easy--in response to forum request."
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  • Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions.
  • Drain; set aside.
  • Saute meat, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except macaroni).
  • Bring mixture to boil; simmer gently for 5 min.
  • Mix in cooked macaroni.
  • Simmer for 5 min.
  • more.

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  1. sounds really good, but wouldn't it be way to sweet with the ketchup?
  2. Sorry to say, after we ate a few bites of this, we were sick to our stomachs. The ketchup gave this way too sweet of a flavor for us. I had to go out and get dinner tonight. Sorry:(
  3. The ketchup ruins this recipe. All you can taste is ketchup. I replace 3/4 of the ketchup with additional tomato sauce and it turns out pretty good though.
  4. Fantastic! This was perfect! It has great flavor to it! I didn't have any Italian spice so i made mixture of Thyme, Rosemary, Savory, Sage, Oregano and Basil.(a dash of this and a dash of that) Thanks so much for this great tasting meal!
  5. Basically,Italian seasoning is the dominant flavor. Very easy to do recipe. thanks for posting Ü


  1. Good, basic, family pleaser. I used green peppers instead of mushrooms, and used about half a cup of catsup & 16 oz of tomato sauce. All the changes were based on availability. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. The meal went together quickly & was enjoyed by all.


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