Hunger Buster Beef and Mac

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Hunger Buster Beef and Mac ©2018 Beverly Hicks Burch

Yes, that is a bowl of Hunger Buster Beef and Mac in the loving hands of my Tall & Handsome. While this might not look like much to you, to him it’s a bowl of heaven. Why? One word – pasta.

To me, it reminds me of down-home, old time Southern cooking  – the kind of thing your mom made when you were a kid. It’s also like homemade hamburger helper without the preservatives. The theme lately has been comfort food -maybe because of the artic cold we’ve been having, the flus season or just the fact that comfort food offers just that – comfort and memories. It certainly does my T & H.

This can be a one dish meal, but I like to serve it with my Slow Cooker Creamy Jalapeno Corn. Both dishes are about as easy to prepare as you would want. Well, a little more effort than just boiling water, but worth the comfort in the long run.

Hunger Buster Beef and Mac

1 pound lean ground beef

1 large or 2 small sweet onions, peeled cut in half and then thinly sliced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 – 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, do not drain

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 16 ounce bag or box elbow macaroni, cooked

  1. Prepare macaroni according to directions on the bag or box.
  2. While the maracroni is cooking,  in a non-stick stockpot on medium high brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic.
  3. When beef is no longer pink, add the seasonings (salt, pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder and Worcestershire Sauce).
  4. Add the 2 cans of tomatoes and the tomato paste. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. When macaroni is done, add to beef mixture. Stir to combine.



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