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Beef Macaroni Casserole

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Beef macaroni casserole
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This family favorite casserole recipe is a nicely seasoned combination of macaroni pasta, ground beef, and tomatoes. The layers of Cheddar cheese make it hearty and flavorful.

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 1 can (14.5) ounces stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions. In a large saucepan, combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, onion, green pepper, garlic, butter, pepper, ground beef, bay leaf, and stewed tomatoes. Cook slowly for 20 minutes; stir in 1 1/2 cups of the Cheddar cheese. Spoon about half of the macaroni into a buttered 2-quart casserole. Top with cooked meat mixture then remaining macaroni and reserved cheese. Bake beef macaroni casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
Serves 6.


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 5 out of 5
Wonderful Comfort Food, Member DonnaHQ

I had been craving a tasty and hearty meal and came across this recipe. it called for things I usually have on hand anyway although I did buy the cornbread that I served alongside. It was delicious, and I will definitely fix it again!

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