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Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Beefaroni is a tasty combination of browned ground beef, onion, garlic, and macaroni noodles in a tomato base seasoned with paprika and chili powder, all smothered in melted cheddar cheese. Both adults and kids love this comfort food. It comes together both quickly and easily, making it doable on busy weeknights. Serve this dish with a simple garden salad or a bowl of cheesy cauliflower soup or tomato bisque soup.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For beefaroni

  • 8
    ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    lb. ground beef
  • 1
    small yellow onion chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic minced
  • 1
    teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1
    teaspoon chili powder
  • ½
    teaspoon dried oregano
  • 15
    ounces tomato sauce
  • 1
    cup low sodium beef broth
  • 2
    tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1
    tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    teaspoon mustard
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese

How To Make beefaroni

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the elbow macaroni and cook al dente according to package directions. Drain the pasta well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef. When the ground beef is about halfway browned, add the onion. Continue cooking until the beef is browned and the onion is tender.
  • 3
    Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, and dried oregano. Cook for one minute while stirring constantly.
  • 4
    Add the tomato sauce, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire Sauce, and mustard. Simmer the mixture for 5-7 minutes.
  • 5
    Add the cooked, drained elbow macaroni to the skillet. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the pasta mixture and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.