Macaroni and mince

    35 min

    A very quick and easy meal that the family will devour every time! Serve with garlic bread and a green salad, and use your favourite shop-bought pasta sauce. In a pinch, you can also use tinned chopped tomatoes and add your own dried herbs and seasonings.

    90 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 500g macaroni
    • 680g lean minced beef
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 (750g) jars pasta sauce

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook macaroni according to packet directions. Drain.
    2. In a casserole, brown mince over medium heat. Add chopped onion, and cook until onion is soft. Add green pepper and pasta sauce; cook until pepper is soft.
    3. Serve sauce over pasta.

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    This is a basic macaroni and ground beef dish. I made some changes to the recipe. I seasoned the ground beef with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. I sauteed the onions and green pepper together. I only had 3-8oz cans of tomato sauce so I placed approximately one half can of diced tomatoes with green chilies in with the tomato sauce. I simmered this for a few minutes and then added the cooked macaroni. I didn't use the entire box of macaroni because I thought it would be too dry with the amount of sauce that I had. The addition of the canned tomatoes with green chilies gave it a fresher taste and added a little bite to it.A sprinkling of parmesean cheese on top and it is good to go. I served it with a Caesar salad and garlic bread. This made a very nice weekday dinner.I will definitely make this again and again. Thank you!  -  03 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a very quick and delicious recipe to throw together when time is tight. I did saute 3 large garlic cloves along with the onion. I also added fresh ground pepper to the recipe. Since I was out of green pepper, I used red pepper and celery in its place. It turned out great. I also used less tomato sauce. Some family members sprinkled it with parmesan or cheddar cheese. This recipe was a hit with my family. It is not gourmet, but a nice basic dish.  -  08 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good. Our family all agreed that we like this dish much better when a jar spagetti sauce is added instead of the tomato sauce. It just seems to add a little more punch to it.  -  17 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)