My grandpa's recipe. Old-school and traditional Minnesota staple.

JDawg
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook beef in large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl.

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  • Cook macaroni, bell pepper, and onion in the same skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add cooked beef, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, basil, oregano, ground black pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce. Pour in beef broth. Cover skillet and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

336.2 calories; 19.6 g protein; 35.9 g carbohydrates; 46.4 mg cholesterol; 1039.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
When I got married, 51 years ago, my sister sent me a butt load of recipe cards and pamphlets from her employer, the Hunt Wesson company. A version of this casserole was included. Instead of beef broth it called for a cup of water and a cup of frozen peas. As a very young, inexperienced cook this turned into one of our go-to favorite meals even after my culinary skills and repertoire improved. After my daughter was born and was old enough to ask for specific foods this was also one of her favorite dishes. Up until she was a teenager, when asked what she wanted for her birthday dinner she would always asked for 'Casserole' even though she had the option of any home cooked meal or restaurant in town. In the early days this would very often be our 'day before payday' meal as I could go to the store with $5 and come home with all the makings for a complete meal. LOL! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2020
Made it according to recipe. If I make it again, will decrease the macaroni by half!! Flavor was good, but way too much pasta and it did not hold well as a leftover due to pasta imbalance. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
When I got married, 51 years ago, my sister sent me a butt load of recipe cards and pamphlets from her employer, the Hunt Wesson company. A version of this casserole was included. Instead of beef broth it called for a cup of water and a cup of frozen peas. As a very young, inexperienced cook this turned into one of our go-to favorite meals even after my culinary skills and repertoire improved. After my daughter was born and was old enough to ask for specific foods this was also one of her favorite dishes. Up until she was a teenager, when asked what she wanted for her birthday dinner she would always asked for 'Casserole' even though she had the option of any home cooked meal or restaurant in town. In the early days this would very often be our 'day before payday' meal as I could go to the store with $5 and come home with all the makings for a complete meal. LOL! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
When I got married, 51 years ago, my sister sent me a butt load of recipe cards and pamphlets from her employer, the Hunt Wesson company. A version of this casserole was included. Instead of beef broth it called for a cup of water and a cup of frozen peas. As a very young, inexperienced cook this turned into one of our go-to favorite meals even after my culinary skills and repertoire improved. After my daughter was born and was old enough to ask for specific foods this was also one of her favorite dishes. Up until she was a teenager, when asked what she wanted for her birthday dinner she would always asked for 'Casserole' even though she had the option of any home cooked meal or restaurant in town. In the early days this would very often be our 'day before payday' meal as I could go to the store with $5 and come home with all the makings for a complete meal. LOL! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2018
1.25.18 I think most of us have had versions of this dish known by many different names. I know I’ve made my own “hot dishes” over the years, and I never thought about cooking the macaroni right in the skillet...saved one dirty pan to wash! It did get a little thick once the mac was cooked, so I added some extra beef broth, but this certainly was quick and easy. Also, I think this is one of those recipes that you just have to adjust the seaonings to your taste preferences. I was looking for a little something different, so I did add more soy sauce and felt it needed more of a kick, so more hot sauce as well. Not sure that I’d make again, but it was OK. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
Great recipe! Needed something easy and good for my kids, and this was perfect. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of cutting my own, and it worked just as well. Nice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2018
Yes, I agree, we all have a version of this over the years, but we really liked it. Made same substitution as someone else and used 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes! I am gluten free and found the Publix brand of penne pasta tasted better than so many other rice noodles I've used. We couldn't taste any difference!! Just Perfect for us!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
For some reason I got old and forgot how to make a good hamburger and macaroni hot dish. I used to make it all the time when I was younger, so happy I found this recipe it has the flavors I remember. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2019
I wouldn’t double the recipe again, but uff dah, this was really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
Made this tonight and my family loved it! Only thing I did different from this recipe was I didn’t add the beef broth. I didn’t want it to be watery, I like it thicker. Other than that it was perfect!!!! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2018
Hubby and son loved it as is. I substituted zucchini for the pasta for my portion (low carb version) and Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2019
Easy to make, decent taste and hearty. What more can you want? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2020
Made it according to recipe. If I make it again, will decrease the macaroni by half!! Flavor was good, but way too much pasta and it did not hold well as a leftover due to pasta imbalance. Read More
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