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Hamburger Noodle Bake

I first started making this in the 1950's when I needed to feed many mouths on a budget. My husband and I are empty nesters now and I've had a hard time cutting back on serving sizes. It's a good thing my husband likes leftovers.—Alice Marie Caldera, Tuolumne, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta)


  • In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salt, chili powder and pepper.
  • Place macaroni in a greased 4-qt. baking dish; top with mixed vegetables and beef mixture. Combine tomato paste and water; pour over meat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Cook the elbow macaroni for Hamburger Noodle Bake ahead of time. Rinse with cold water and drain. Toss with a little vegetable oil to prevent sticking and refrigerate in a resealable plastic bag.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 205 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Cookiemaster13
    Apr 4, 2012

    Great comfort food - definately will make again. I didn't have the mixed vegetables so I had to substitute a can of Healthy Request vegetable beef soup. I decreased the water to 1 cup. After dinner the reviews were good - My husband ate 2 FULL plates and the kids ate more than the "try it amount". My husband mentioned it tasted tomatoey - I will probably keep the canned vegetable beef soup and add a jar of spaghetti sauce and omit the water altogether. I will also up the Velveeta cheese to 8 ounces. Overall I thought it was great!

  • mtecho
    Nov 16, 2011

    It was delicious. Will bake on stove top next time.

  • Pottsy0729
    Oct 31, 2011

    My mother use to make a very similar recipe. It is a good, hearty meal and has always been a favorite with my sisters and I.

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    Jun 22, 2010

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    Aug 28, 2008

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