Macaroni and Beef

    1 hour 35 minutes

    Here's a great option next time you need to feed an army! This macaroni and beef dish is perfect for large groups and very easy to throw together.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1kg beef mince
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 500g tinned crushed tomatoes
    • 600g macaroni
    • 500g sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat and stir in the beef mince until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, Italian herbs, cayenne pepper and salt; continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more.
    2. Drain off the excess grease and add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 1 hour.
    3. Preheat the grill and set the oven rack at about 15cm from the heat source.
    4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Stir the cooked macaroni into the meat sauce until combined then spread into a 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
    5. Grill in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 5 minutes.

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    Just something that was edited out: if you don't have Italian seasonning, try 1/4 tsp Thyme, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp basil and 1/4 marjoram or rosemary.  -  04 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this was very good. I did, however, add more seasonings and used tomato sauce since I didn't have crushed. I didn't have italian seasoning so I used 1/2 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp oregano (I started with 1/4tsp each but it needed more flavor), reminds me of spaghetti. It only needs about a minute under the broiler, though next time I think I'll just mix the cheese into the whole thing and not dirty another dish. My boys all gave me a thumbs up, so it's a keeper. Thanks for your recipe.  -  03 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried this recipe tonight and it was a HIT, my family loved it. I didn't use the entire 1 pound of cheddar cheese though, I used half and it was more then enough cheese...I think if I had used the entire 1 pound it would have been way too much cheese! So it worked out just great this way, thanks for the recipe!  -  18 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)