A Minnesotan's Beef and Macaroni Hotdish

A Minnesotan's Beef and Macaroni Hotdish

Pasta and Noodles Pasta by Shape

My grandpa's recipe. Old-school and traditional Minnesota staple.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 336
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 pound tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco┬«)
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • 1   Cook beef in large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl.
  • 2   Cook macaroni, bell pepper, and onion in the same skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add cooked beef, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, basil, oregano, ground black pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce. Pour in beef broth. Cover skillet and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12.8g 20%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1039mg 42%
Potassium 760mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 35.9g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
Protein 19.6g 39%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 1036IU  
Vitamin C 27mg  
Calcium 47mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 11mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 55mg  
Folate 113mcg