Comfort Me! Mac And Beef

Lori Harbin-Combs


This is one of my 'go to' recipes and has been for 40 years! I always hear yummm from the first bite and everyone loves it. I have no idea where it came from but I have had it forever. This is the recipe in the photo and you can tell how used it is. My kids were raised on this recipe and we all sat down at the table as a family and we were all happy we came home to eat some. If desired you can add fire roasted salsa to kick it up.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 to 6
15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


11/2 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 lb
uncooked elbow macaroni
chopped onion
chopped bell pepper
2 can(s)
8 oz. tomato sauce or more
1 c
or more water
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper


1Cook beef in large skillet till redness is gone. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
2Cook the macaroni, onion and pepper in meat drippings till macaroni is yellow with bits of brown on it.
3Return meat to skillet and add the rest of ingredients. Cover and simmer 25 min. or till macaroni is tender. Watch and add additional water and tomato sauce as needed if it starts to get dry. Stir often.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American