I think every mom is constantly on the lookout for recipes that are healthy, quick, and tasty. If you can add to your "go-to" recipe box, you would right? So that's what today's post is about - a go-to recipe for your basic hamburger (or ground turkey, ground chicken - I've substituted both before and it works great). This dish is endlessly variable and makes a great starting point when you have to answer the "what's for dinner" question quickly. I personally like to add more Worcestershire sauce than it calls for. I always use fresh mushrooms, like mini bellas, and I often will throw in some veggies hoping my children will end up eating them without even knowing it. Modify it as you wish - add different spices - whatever you'd like. I just firmly believe this is one of those basic recipes you simply have to have in your head/recipe box. I've made this entree regularly since the late 80s, and it originally came from a grocery store recipe handout that the American Heart Association put together. So here it is, a go-to meal that all my kids will eat, is cheap, relatively healthy and easy. Sounds like a Tasty Thursday to me!
Macaroni Beef Skillet Supper
Rich and flavorful!
Source: American Heart Association (Words Worth Eating)
Course: Main Course
- 1 Cup Elbow macaroni
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 Cup onions diced
- 1 clove garlic mashed
- 2 tablespoons vegtable oil
- 2 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 package fresh mushrooms sliced
- 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- Cook the macaroni in boiling water according ot package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Saute the meat, onion and garlic in oil until the meat loses its pink color and the onions are tender. Add pepper, tomato sauce, mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for about 5 minutes.
- Mix in the cooked macaroni and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Amount Per Serving