Beef 'n' Tomato Mac Recipe
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Beef 'n' Tomato Mac Recipe

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For a quick dinner, this one is tops. It has only a handful of ingredients. To turn up the heat, use two 10-ounce cans of diced tomatoes and green chilies instead of plain tomatoes.—Daria Wicinski, Round Lake, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 357 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and corn. Drain macaroni; stir into beef mixture.
  2. Cook, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until heated through; season with salt and pepper. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Beef 'n' Tomato Mac in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p129

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Crazy easy to make and the kids actually liked it. The only thing I changed was I sauteed the onion and 2 cloves of butter in a little butter and olive oil before adding the ground beef."

Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"Was sorta bland.I added oregano,garlic,garlic powder,Cheddar cheese,salt and pepper,and tsp cayene pep.Was pretty good.My wife liked it,That's all that counts.I liked it because,not heavy pleasant."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"Very easy, budget friendly! Exchanged 2 cans diced tomatoes for (1) can diced tomatoe w/ CHILIES and (1) can PACE picante sauce. Added the zzzip we were looking for!"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I made this for dinner two nights ago and my family absolutely loved it. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I haven't tried this recipe yet, but a similar one I made up, I add chili powder to taste."

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