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One Pan Beefy Mac

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 Recipe Information  
Category: Main Dishes
Recipe Created By: Lynda Mitchell


1 lb ground beef
1 cup onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups water
1 13 3/4 oz can beef broth
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
1/4 tsp dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
grated parmesan cheese (optional)

In 4 qt. saucepan, brown ground beef until almost done, drain off excess fat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender but not brown. Stir in water, beef broth, tomato sauce and seasonings. Heat to boiling. Add uncooked macaroni and return to boil. Cover and cook, stirring frequently, 12 minutes or until elbow macaroni are tender. Salt and pepper to taste; spinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

I found that I needed to stir it very frequently because the macaroni tended to stick to the bottom of the pan.


To make this dish dairy or milk free, do not use the optional Parmesan cheese.

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 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame

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Comments (2) -

Thank you for this recipe, my 17 month lactose intolerant grandson absolutely loved it!  :  )

Kathy P - KFA Admin 6/26/2017 5:12:56 PM

Denise - glad he likes it! If you are looking for more ideas, I invite you to join our online support community. One of our most popular topics is "What's for Dinner" in our Food & Cooking forum - You need to register to read and post, but it's free.

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