One Pan Beefy Mac

photo by Mike S. photo by Mike S.
photo by Mike S.
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  • In 4-quart saucepan, brown ground beef until almost done; drain off excess fat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender but not brown.
  • Stir in water, beef broth, tomato sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  • Add elbow macaroni and return to a boil.
  • Cover and cook, stirring frequently, 12 minutes or until elbow macaroni is tender.
  • Salt and pepper to taste; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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  1. catmaniacs
    Made as written, then my husband, niece and I tasted, and added a few more seasonings and 2 Tbsp. concentrated tomato paste. This makes a LOT...I am thinking more like 12 servings, especially if most of the people eating are little ones. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Mike S.
    This is BUSSIN. I used no water, all beef broth. Italian seasoning in place of the basil and oregano and it is delicious! You did something wrong Marge.
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  3. margie l.
    Nothing special, I followed the recipe. The sauce is watery, it may be better with less water and more Parmesan.
  4. Bryan S.
    This is a fantastic recipe! Very easy and delicious. I modified it a little just to accommodate what I had on hand. But I'm sure the original is just as good. First, I cut the recipe in half just because I had half a can of tomato sauce and a half a box of pasta opened already. Turned out to be the perfect amount for me, my wife and our 9 year old. And then I used 2 cups of chicken stock instead of beef stock/water because I didn't have beef stock. I used bow tie pasta instead of elbow. But that's about the only changes and it turned out great. This will definitely be in the rotation from now on!
  5. Cookfor5kids hubs
    This is wonderful! Fast, simple easy dish that everyone (no matter how picky) loved!


  1. bmcnichol
    My family loved this. I did change it up a bit. I used 4 cups of beef broth instead of adding broth and water. I also used 1/2 teaspoon of italian seasoning instead of the basil and oregano. I didn't have fresh parsley and forgot to add the dried. I also used a teaspoon of minced garlic instead of two cloves. I used Dreamfield pasta which was a 13 ounce box. This had a nice bite to it but wasn't too spicey. Hubby did add some pepper to his but everyone else enjoyed it as served. Will be making again.



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