Frugal Recipe: Mac ‘n’ Beef

When we first came across this recipe our kids were still living at home and it became a real crowd pleaser. This meal is very quick to prepare and cook and hopefully your crew will like it too.


1 pound ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 can tomato soup

¾ cup water

1 tbsp prepared mustard

1 small can mushrooms, drained

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

4 cups cooked elbow or shell macaroni

We have also added, in various combinations (depending on what we had on hand at the time): Velveeta cheese, parmesan cheese, green peppers, fresh garlic, 1 can whole corn, 1 can stewed tomatoes.


Cook beef and onion (and green peppers and fresh garlic if you decide to add them) until done, drain. Add the remaining ingredients and heat through. Yummy!

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1 comment:

  1. Ground beef. I like the idea and we have never used it. Next time we go.


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