A ground beef and macaroni casserole topped with potato chips. This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law.

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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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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until evenly browned; drain. Stir in cooked macaroni, condensed soup, milk, and ketchup until well blended. Mix in the Cheddar cheese, green pepper, and minced onion. Season with salt, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish.

  • Cover, and bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Uncover, sprinkle the top with potato chips, and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until chips are toasted.

Nutrition Facts

644.9 calories; 32.5 g protein; 58.6 g carbohydrates; 89.9 mg cholesterol; 1808.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2006
I was a little skeptical when I saw that ketchup was one of the ingredients, but I wanted to try something new & I had a pound of ground beef to cook. I was pleasantly surprised by the way this turned out! I didn't think it was too sweet, probably I used a bit less ketchup than what the recipe called for. I also used fresh red onions & Parmesan cheese, since that's what I had on hand. I didn't have bell peppers but next time I think peas would be a good addition.I know I used more than 1 cup of macaroni, but I just eyeballed it so I don't have the exact measurement. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2011
Not as good as I remember the casserole by the same as a kid but easy and the family liked it okay. Read More
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73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2006
I was a little skeptical when I saw that ketchup was one of the ingredients, but I wanted to try something new & I had a pound of ground beef to cook. I was pleasantly surprised by the way this turned out! I didn't think it was too sweet, probably I used a bit less ketchup than what the recipe called for. I also used fresh red onions & Parmesan cheese, since that's what I had on hand. I didn't have bell peppers but next time I think peas would be a good addition.I know I used more than 1 cup of macaroni, but I just eyeballed it so I don't have the exact measurement. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
A little sweet but great!! I used more noodles increased the bell pepper reduced the ketchup to 1/2c and a little more cheese. Also instead of dry minced onion (1 cup? WOW! but a little too much for me!) I diced some onion and sauted it with the beef. I'll make this again for busy evenings on the go and perhaps I'll take the tomato soup suggestion just to see if it improves even more! Thanks Eileen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2009
This was okay but I added jalapeno onion garlic 1Tb. Chili powder Cummin to the meat while browning. No bell pepper and my family loved it. It is zippy now. Ace Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2003
Yummy! My mom used to make this for me all the time when I was a kid. She didnt put the potato chips on top but they added just the perfect touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I made this today for dinner and we loved it! The only thing I will do different next time is leave off the potato chips. We didn't like the texture it gave. Otherwise excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
I made this for dinner last night and it was very good. My husband really liked it. I did as the other reviewer suggest and used tomato soup instead of catsup. I go to a lot of potlucks amd this is a dish I will diffently make to take to them. It was very easy to make. The potatoe chips really add to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
I grew up with this casserole as the staple my family too to reunions! I love it. What I do differently though is use some American Cheese in addition to the cheddar. It adds a creamier texture. Also I add a bit more ketchup. It adds a little salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
Happened to have all the ingredients on hand so I tried this. What a nice surprise. I think the ketchup gave it a good flavor. Also the chips worked my 11 year old thought it was cool. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2007
What a great recipe. It was easy quick and tasted really good. Will make this again for sure. My husband doesn't really care for most casseroles but he liked this one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2011
Not as good as I remember the casserole by the same as a kid but easy and the family liked it okay. Read More
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