Monday, April 16, 2012

Homemade Hamburger Macaroni



I never realized how often I go to the grocery store until the box boy says to me "Your husband sure must eat good because you are in here all the time, lucky guy". True story!

And he is a lucky guy because just about everything I make for him is homemade, not from a box or from the freezer section. TOOT TOOT!! Yup, that is me tooting my horn...but if you knew me in college you would know that my cooking has improved drastically!! *let's just say I had chocolate cake for breakfast and chips and salsa for everything else. 

A firm believer that there is hope for everyone in cooking, I am living proof. 


Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • Olive Oil
  • dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 can (28 oz) of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni
In a large pot, cook macaroni according to directions. 

In a skillet, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat.  Once browned add onion, garlic and green pepper and the dash of crushed red pepper. 

Then add celery seed, diced tomatoes, brown sugar, oregano, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Mix with the drained macaroni noodles and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. 

Best accompanied with my friend Melody's Cornbread, find her delicious recipe HERE

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know if you add your own fixings, love to hear different variations. 

~Amanda