Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Made by my Mom, she got the recipe from the school cafeteria,
many many years ago and I made it for my family as well. It's 
an oldie. You can add to or delete what you don't like. Cheese, 
green pepper, onions can be omitted and you can substitute 
shell macaroni for the elbow. Here's my version, easy and 


1 pound ground beef cooked and drained of grease
1 small onion diced
8 ounces of elbow macaroni cooked per package directions, I
   sprinkle a little salt in the water.
1 can 14.5 ounces tomatoes with sweet onions (Hunts)
1 can 6.5 ounces tomato paste
1 can 4-6 ounces tomato sauce (Hunts)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
4-6 ounces sharp packaged cheddar cheese
Optional: add green pepper diced, 1/4 to 1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
I cook my hamburger and onion together, using the
   microwave, then drain off grease
Place hamburger in a 2 quart casserole dish, add the
   spices, the tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. 
   Stir to combine.
Add cooked macaroni and stir gently.
Taste, add more salt if needed or a little bit of red pepper 
   flakes for a kick if desired.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top
Cover and bake for 20 minutes or till hot. You're just
   heating it up and melting the cheese.
Refrigerate the leftovers.

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