Tested till perfect One-Pot Macaroni with Beef and Tomatoes

One-Pot Macaroni with Beef and Tomatoes

Need a quick and easy dish when your kids suddenly decide to have a sleepover? Everyone loves macaroni, and this recipe is perfect for an impromptu dinner party.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2005

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 lb 1lblean ground beef
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 3 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, chopped
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried basil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) 1can (28 oz/796 mL)crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups 2cupsmacaroni or Scoobi-Do pasta
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupshredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced fresh parsley
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In Dutch oven or large deep saucepan, saute beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add onion, garlic, green pepper, carrots, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to pan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and 3 cups (750 mL) water; bring to boil. Stir in macaroni; reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender but firm, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.

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Additional information : Tip: No need to buy expensive packaged dinner mixes when you can create your own quick one-pot suppers using one of the best buys for budget-trimming meals – ground beef. You can substitute pork, turkey, chicken or veal.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 554 pro 35g total fat 18g sat. fat 8g
carb 64g fibre 8g chol 71mg sodium 491mg

% RDI:

calcium 16 iron 49 vit A 110 vit C 80
folate 52
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