Reader recipe Hungry Man's Mac and Tomatoes
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Hungry Man's Mac and Tomatoes

Everyone's Favourite with something extra!

By Laura opden Dries

Source: Laura opden Dries

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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4-6


  • 1/2 lb 1/2lbbacon
  • 1 lb 1lbground beef
  • 1 1small onion
  • 1 1bell pepper
  • 1 can (10 oz) 1can (10 oz)mushroommushrooms, (pieces and stems)
  • 3 cups 3cupselbow macaroni
  • 2 cups 2cupsaged White Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) 1can (28 oz/796 mL)crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspthyme
  • 1 tsp 1tspbasil
  • 1 tsp 1tsporegano
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspparsley
  • 1 tsp 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
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*Cook 3 cups of Elbow Macaroni following the directions on the box. *Dice the bacon and then scramble fry it until crisp. Drain and transfer to papertowel. *Scramble fry the hamburger until cooked through and then strain it. *Dice the Onion and Bell Pepper. *Saute the Bell Pepper, Onion and Can of Mushrooms until soft. Add Thyme,Basil,Oregano,Cumin,Parsley,Garlic and Salt. *Return the Bacon and Hamburger to the pan. *Add the can of Crushed Tomatoes and Stir to Combine. *Heat the entire mixture over medium heat. *Combine the Cooked Macaroni and heated mixture in a greased 4 Quart casserole dish. Top with 2 cups of grated White Cheddar Cheese. *Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 1/2 an hour or until mixture is bubbling and heated through.

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