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Beef Macaroni Skillet

"This casserole favorite is tasty and filling," notes Carmen Edwards from Midland, Texas. "It's easy to prepare, even after a long day at work."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 291 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

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  • lauraloo34
    Sep 20, 2016

    This is perfect for 2, easy, and delicious. One of the few recipes I make repeatedly. I wanted to try it with egg noodles rather than macaroni. Turned out great! I went by weight. 1/2 cup of dry macaroni = 2 ounces, so I substituted the dry egg noodles, and it was perfect!

  • Allison24
    Nov 6, 2015

    Easy and quick recipe! I used original V8 juice and it tasted good. I also added some crushed red chilly peppers, oregano, basil, garlic salt, table salt, and a few splashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce which gave it a kick.

  • toolbarsco
    Apr 11, 2014

    This is a great recipe if you want something quick, easy and comforting--I doubled the recipe and added garlic. It's nothing fancy but it would probably work well for a potluck.

  • KatyH3
    Apr 8, 2014

    This was good & easy, but I thought it was a little bland, even with the spicy V8. I had it left over the next day & it actually tasted better to me.

  • Fleegs
    Jan 4, 2014

    Good flavor and easy. Had regular V8 juice available-- so I spiced it up with 'Slap Ya Mama' seasoning, garlic salt, and Jane's Krazy Mixed-up Pepper. Two of us almost finished a doubled recipe.

  • boyben
    Jun 25, 2013

    Quick and easy. Love it!!

  • meyou2013
    May 5, 2013

    very good

  • ivio
    Aug 27, 2012

    No comment left

  • knofflerrocks
    Oct 1, 2011

    Love the simplicity of this recipe and the flavor. I think the secret is definitely the spicy V-8. Wouldn't taste the same without it. Love to know that I can fix this after a busy day at work. Tasty!!

  • kristiracines
    Dec 21, 2010

    I really LOVE this recipe; I have made it several times. It doubles well in order to use a 1-pound package of beef. The last time I made it, I didn't have any green pepper. I used a mix of celery & carrots to replace it, and it was delicious.