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One Pot Homemade Beefaroni | LemonyThyme.com

Perhaps the dish I remember most from my childhood is Beefaroni.  Not the canned type, but Homemade Beefaroni, that I think we had every week.  It’s affordable, easy to prepare, family friendly, and so delicious.  For that reason I consider this a comfort food recipe.

I made One Pot Homemade Beefaroni on Sunday and have been enjoying it for lunch this week.  This recipe makes 12 servings so it’s a great family meal or pot luck dish to share.

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni Steps

The above step-by-step pictures basically illustrate just how easy this dish is to prepare. I must be honest and tell you that I have admired “One-Pot” dishes for months on Pinterest.  This was my first attempt.  I found the key to even cooking of the elbows was to stir a couple times during the simmering process, other than that….one pot people!! Bam!!

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One Pot Homemade Beefaroni
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 28-ounce crushed tomatoes, preferably no salt added
  • 1 14.5-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, preferably no salt added
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces elbow macaroni
  • grated parmesan cheese to serve
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushroom slices and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once. Add diced onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until onions are tender. Add in garlic and ground beef. Use wooden spoon to break up beef; cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain off any liquid.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Bring to a simmer. Stir in macaroni, making sure it is completely covered with sauce. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese
Notes
Each serving = 5 WW Pts+
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 cups Calories: 193 Fat: 9 Saturated fat: 3.7 Carbohydrates: 19 Sugar: 1.6 Sodium: 295 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 10 Cholesterol: 30.6

 

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