Macaroni and Beef Pasta Dish
Looking for a dish to feed a crowd, hungry teenagers, or just want to make sure you have leftovers? Try this American classic, a goulash of sorts. We call it what it is, Macaroni and Beef, and depending on where you live, you might have another name for it, like American Chop Suey. I kind of like the sound of that, so I just may have to put that title in my vocabulary.
Have you made Hamburger Helper? Yeah, we probably all have at one time or another. This recipe is a homemade version of Hamburger Helper. The boxed meal deal is super convenient and cheap, but it never makes enough for a good amount of leftovers. I like having leftovers for lunches, but this week my son will be home for spring break, so leftovers will be for his midnight snacking.
Macaroni and Beef Pasta Dish
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
- 2 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoons sugar
- 1 lb large elbow macaroni
- In a large pot over medium high heat warm oil and add onion, cooking until softened.
- Add beef, sausage, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper, and salt and pepper. Cook, until lightly browned, about five minutes.
- Add whole tomatoes with he juice, breaking up the tomatoes. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered for about an hour.
- While the sauce is cooking, cook pasta, reducing the cooking time by a couple of minutes. Drain pasta, and rinse with cold water.
- Stir the macaroni and sauce sauce together. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, and cook everything for another 10 minutes. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
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adapted from here.
A sprinkle of shaved parmesan cheese gives it just the right amount of cheesy deliciousness as it slowly melts onto the pasta.
Today it finally feels like SPRING!! The sun is bright and I have a bounce in my step. Hope you have an amazing weekend.
Oh, thats so nice to know! Thank you, Heidy! I’m glad to share this pasta dish from afar!
This Macaroni and Beef Pasta dish is PURE COMFORT food! My family will love this! Thanks! <3
Pasta dishes are definitely meals that we never get tired of! Thank you, Brandi!
Looks like pure comfort food, yum! Pinning 🙂
Thanks! Sure appreciate the love 🙂
Such a hearty looking dish!! Love this and my family would, too!
This is a great pasta dish to serve lots of people. It goes pretty quick though!
I make this with ground chicken a lot. Because ground beef is like $8,000/lb. Looks great, Sandra!
Ground turkey works well too!
Living in New England, you see American Chop Suey all the time in restaurants but I never had any idea what it was. Strange name for a good dish.
My grandmother used to make this and so my Dad would make it for us growing up. My mom always rolled her eyes since it wasn’t a true Italian (or in her case, Sicilian) dish but I remember loving when it was on the dinner table.
I’ll try your recipe for my family…I know they’ll love it too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂