Macaroni and Beef Stew

    30 minutes

    A very easy meal to make and very satisfying. Takes no time at all. Serve it with garlic bread and a green salad for a complete family dinner.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 1/2 cups (200g) macaroni
    • 1 litre tinned diced tomatoes
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 185g tomato paste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In large saucepan brown beef mince, drain off grease.
    2. Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, paprika, chilli powder, macaroni and tomato paste. Add water a tablespoon at a time if mixture seems too dry. Simmer until macaroni is tender.

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    To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the way it turned out, and it would have been an easy mistake to fix. Just cook the pasta separately! I considered doing this, but was afraid the pasta wouldn't take on the flavor or spices. Boy, was I wrong. By trying to cook the pasta in all of the ingredients, I had a gooey albeit tasty mess at the end. Save yourself the trouble: cook pasta and sauce separately and you will have an easy, tasty meal.  -  22 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great basic recipe for goulash, but seeing as how I have to always be tweaking recipes, I made the following changes: Instead of stewed tomatoes I used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used a red onion as that was all I had on hand. I added a couple dashes of Worchestshire to give it more of a beefy flavor. Also added a dash of ground pepper and used whole wheat macaroni which I cooked seperately per package directions as there wasn't much cooking liquid in the goulash. I topped it off with some grated Romano cheese. Delicious!  -  25 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    One of my husband's favorite dinners. I made the macaroni(I only cooked about 1 cup of the macaroni) seperately and cooked the ground beef with the onions and spices. Put them all together and heated through. Since I made the macaroni seperately I used the 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Also I had to add some salt and pepper.  -  17 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)