A Minnesotan's Beef and Macaroni Hotdish


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
9 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • ½ large green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

  • ½ large onion, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 pound tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 1 cup beef broth


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

  2. 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.

    close up view of a Beef and Macaroni Hotdish on a colorful table cloth

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1040mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 761mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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