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Beef ‘n’ Tomato Mac

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Cook, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until heated through; season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 357 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Maria
    Dec 28, 2020

    This recipe is good base for something better. I opted to use the diced tomatoes with green chiles. I then added chili powder, seasoned, salt, and garlic. At the end I added a half a block of cream cheese and topped it with cheddar, cilantro, and sour cream. It was great! The kids added tortilla chips as well as it seemed to be a hit.

  • rarooks25
    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.

  • obm4
    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.

  • SemperCooking
    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!

  • tkarinas
    Nov 4, 2009

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

  • phloxylady
    Nov 4, 2009

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

  • joshayden
    Nov 4, 2009

    Next time I'll add 1/2 to 1 cup of my favorite salsa and use just one can of tomatoes. I might also substitute 1 can of peas instead of corn.

  • scarlet286
    Nov 12, 2008

    This was too plain . . .