Kids will love this. It is easy to make for supper when there's not a lot of time.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot oil until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add corn, tomato sauce, ketchup, water, chili powder, sugar, and seasoned salt to the beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir macaroni into beef mixture; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese; remove from heat and let stand until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

602 calories; 24.2 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 861 mg sodium. 64.8 g carbohydrates; 33.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
I made this ahead of time for my husband to rewarm for Daddy Dinner Night. Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey. I omitted the seasoning salt but added onion powder garlic powder ground cumin mexican oregano and a little chopped fresh cilantro (for a mexican themed flavor to go with the chili powder). I made mini corn muffins to go with. I did not get to try this myself--they ate the whole casserole dish full. Definitely a remake. Very cheap to make for those on a budget like me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2014
Ed's Macaroni Jumble Haiku: "Husband hated it. Daughter said it was the best. I'm just in between." Followed Ed's recipe as written only putting it in a casserole dish in the morning then topping it w/ cheese in the oven at 350 for 40 min. when I got home from work; much easier that way. It tasted like a fancier Hamburger Helper which isn't a bad thing but my husband thought it was just awful and wouldn't eat beyond one bite. There were so many leftovers that I decided to experiment w/ freezing it (b/c my daughter loved it so much and I didn't want to feed it to her exclusively for several days following) and Blammo! It actually translated well 2 weeks later straight from the freezer to the oven. So will I make it again just for her? Chances are no but I'm glad that I tried it! Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
I made this ahead of time for my husband to rewarm for Daddy Dinner Night. Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey. I omitted the seasoning salt but added onion powder garlic powder ground cumin mexican oregano and a little chopped fresh cilantro (for a mexican themed flavor to go with the chili powder). I made mini corn muffins to go with. I did not get to try this myself--they ate the whole casserole dish full. Definitely a remake. Very cheap to make for those on a budget like me. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
I made this ahead of time for my husband to rewarm for Daddy Dinner Night. Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey. I omitted the seasoning salt but added onion powder garlic powder ground cumin mexican oregano and a little chopped fresh cilantro (for a mexican themed flavor to go with the chili powder). I made mini corn muffins to go with. I did not get to try this myself--they ate the whole casserole dish full. Definitely a remake. Very cheap to make for those on a budget like me. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
I couldn't find my Aunt's recipe for goulash and I was craving it! This one comes pretty close to hers...maybe even better! Yeah! It's such a comforting dish and also quick cheap and easy! I doubled the recipe so we would have leftovers for lunch tomorrow...glad I did that it's really good! I made slight substitutions and one addition this is a great base recipe and easy to modify to your tastes or whatever you have on hand. Instead of the ketchup(which I was out of) I used a can of diced tomatoes with onion and garlic(so I left out the chopped onion) and I used a package of frozen mixed vegetables instead of the corn(which I was also out of). I usually just add corn to goulash but the mixed veggies were a hit! I also added some steak sauce while the ground beef was cooking since I always add it to any ground beef recipe it really gives beef a lot of flavor. I served the cheese at the table instead of melting it on top so people could add as much or as little as they want. It melts when you stir it in. A dollop of sour cream on top would be good too...but I was out of that too! Geez I need to go grocery shopping I'm out of everything! lol Thanks so much for the recipe it's definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
I added some sour cream and a little more cheese. It was amazing! 10/10 would make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2015
Made this for dinner tonight I added a can of diced tomatoes. Was very good I'll be making it again (next time I won't forget the corn). I used ground turkey instead of beef. This would be good made with ground bison also. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2014
Ed's Macaroni Jumble Haiku: "Husband hated it. Daughter said it was the best. I'm just in between." Followed Ed's recipe as written only putting it in a casserole dish in the morning then topping it w/ cheese in the oven at 350 for 40 min. when I got home from work; much easier that way. It tasted like a fancier Hamburger Helper which isn't a bad thing but my husband thought it was just awful and wouldn't eat beyond one bite. There were so many leftovers that I decided to experiment w/ freezing it (b/c my daughter loved it so much and I didn't want to feed it to her exclusively for several days following) and Blammo! It actually translated well 2 weeks later straight from the freezer to the oven. So will I make it again just for her? Chances are no but I'm glad that I tried it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
Delicious. I added a few other things just because. I added a little BBQ sauce Penzy's chili 3000 spices garlic powder a little oregano and black pepper. I didn't have tomato sauce but did have a 13 oz container of marinara so used that in place of tomato sauce.......Okay so it sounds like I completely doctored up but I did follow the recipe with all of the other spices...... Really good though and I had most of the ingredients on hand. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2016
This was very good. I did double the spice added cracked pepper and doubled the cheese. My 11 year-old son loved it. I thought it was a bit bland but enjoyable. Very much a comfort food. Thank you for the recipe! I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2016
I chose this recipe because I needed to use up 1/2 onion corn cheddar and tomato sauce that were left over from another recipe that I'd just made. I didn't measure any of those ingredients I just used what I had. I did measure the rest though. My family enjoyed it and I'll make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2018
I used Traditional style ragu with meat flavoring. No changes my Son loved it and so did I. Read More