Skillet Beef and Macaroni Recipe
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Skillet Beef and Macaroni Recipe

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I found this recipe 30 years ago on a can label. My family loved it, and I later found I always received compliments when I took the dish to potluck suppers. Since it's so easy to put together, it makes a real time-saver for a busy housewife or working mother.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (7 ounces) macaroni
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 317 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until the meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until macaroni is tender. stirring occasionally. Add additional water if needed. Yield: 4-6 servings.
If Cooking for Two: Prepare just half of the recipe.
Originally published as Skillet Beef and Macaroni in Reminisce Extra February 1994, p49

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ChrisD1717 254094
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"This was pretty good. Reminds me of a hamburger dish my mom use to make. Only used 1 Lb. beef. Still turned out good. I also put in a can of diced tomatoes so it wasn't dry at all."

Nand000 249385
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"Came out great, my family loved it. Was in the mood for some home cooking flavors. I added 1 jalape?o with no seeds cause I like it a little spicy..I didn't use the warsc. sauce and half way through I needed about a cup more of water. wife said we should try it with a can of pinto beans in it next time..will do."

qevodude 215999
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"For a hearty one pot meal drop in a can of Bush's Original vegetarian Baked Beans. Adds a mellow sweetness to the sauce. Yummm."

puzzlemad 17399
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"I made this tonight and it was just o.k. The macaroni wasn't done & there wasn't enough liquid to continue cooking it. If I made this again I would add more liquid or less macaroni. I did add a little chili powder but it still needed something. I have made a similar recipe in the past which called for spicy v8 rather than tomato sauce & I prefer that over this one. Not a keeper."

Cathy1492 42531
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"I was looking for a recipe like this without chili, cheese, Italian sauce, or a bunch of ingredients. I read this and thought it sounded a little bland. I was so pleasantly surprised--it's delicious! I've made it several times and been happy every time--there are usually no leftovers. My family loves it."

lisa53202 17393
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"Five stars for being fast, easy and tasty. Thanks!"

ohyeah40 42997
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"my kids liked this one.. i added mushrooms and more water and tweeked it with additional ingredients.. definitely would make again."

kshea 201848
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"This is my go to for macaroni and beef. We love it and have been making for years."

jmrw2 37929
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I made this recipe for a potluck and it was a huge hit - I made a double batch and none came home :) I did make a few changes though. Instead of the tomato sauce I used one can NN small diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onion and one can Hunts diced tomatoes with basil oregano and garlic. (because I doubled the recipe) and I added a generous sprinkling of granulated garlic. Even my picky husband liked it. I'll definitely be making this one again."

RRohrer 45080
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"My son who is a picky eater loves this recipe - even with the green peppers! It's an easy last minute meal with ingredients already in my pantry!"

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