Easy Homemade Beefy Macaroni

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
13 ingredients
8-10 servings
This tastes so much better than any canned or frozen Beef-A-Roni, and it's so easy to make! This recipe makes a lot and I freeze individual portions for quick lunches/dinners down the road. If you don't want such a large quantity, the recipe is easily halved. Oh, and P.S. - as with most recipes of this type, it tastes even better the second day!

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  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (or use ground turkey or even ground chicken)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped (or press through a garlic press)
  • 2 (28 ounce) whole tomatoes, whirled in blender for just a few seconds (should resemble "chunky" tomato juice)
  • 1 (14 ounce) chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt (if using table salt, use about 1 tsp.)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1 3/4 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked


Serving Size (56.04 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 68.05 Calories from Fat 21.42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.38g 29.28%
Saturated Fat 0.65g 26.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 33.24mg 88.64%
Sodium 649.33mg 216.44%
Total Carbohydrate 0.53g 1.41%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 4.26%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 11.21g 179.38%
Vitamin A 116.51IU% Vitamin C 0.24mg%
Calcium 7.75mg% Iron 0.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, medium onion, whole tomatoes, elbow macaroni