This is a fresh, homemade version of Hamburger Helper's Cheeseburger Macaroni. I will oftentimes add lots of chili powder, a can of ranch beans and 2 cups of corn to make it Tex-Mex style. The kids LOVE it!
1Cook beef in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Drain beef, leaving 2 tablespoons fat in skillet and reserve. Add onion, red pepper and garlic to fat in skillet and cook, covered, until softened, about 3 minutes.
2Add macaroni, tomato sauce, broth, oregano, Tabasco sauce and reserved beef to skillet and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve.
3I like to add a lot of chili powder (3 to 4 tablespoons - or to your own taste), 1 14oz can ranch beans and 2 cups corn before you sprinkle with cheese. After adding these items, bring to a simmer to ensure the corn and beans have heated up. This gives the dish a great Tex-Mex flavor!