I love this kind of recipe. Uncomplicated, very few ingredients, plus it’s comforting and homey. This recipe came from my mom. She taught me how to make it years ago and when I taste it it makes me think of her and makes me feel like a little kid again. That’s what I love about cooking; The recipes can bring back memories. I just made this Hamburger Macaroni Skillet the other night and it is always a huge hit with my daughter and husband. This is also an easy one pot meal and you can doubled the recipe easily to serve a crowd or a family larger than 4.
- large non-stick skillet with lid
- wooden spoon
- can opener
- liquid measuring cup
- cutting board
- sharp knife
- container to drain grease
- Large metal spoon
- One pound of ground beef*
- One can of condensed tomato soup
- One cup of uncooked elbow macaroni
- One can of water (from the soup can)
- One teaspoon of garic powder
- 1/4 cup of diced white onion
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried herb blend
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/4 cup of 2% milk–OPTIONAL
Brown your ground beef over medium high heat. Drain excess grease into your heatproof container or jar. Dice your onion and add to the ground beef along with the condensed soup and water. Stir until the soup and water are well mixed into the beef. Add the macaroni and spices and stir well. Cover and bring to a simmer (little bubbles) for 30 minutes. I like to take the lid off around 20 minutes and use the wooden spoon to scrape any of the macaroni that might get stuck on the bottom. Replace the lid until time reachers 30 minutes. Test pasta for doneness (eat one!). I like to leave the lid off for a minute and stir in the 1/4 cup of milk. It makes the dish a little silkier. Let it cool for 5 minutes and serve.
DELISH TIP 1: You can use Ground Chuck and sometimes I do because it’s more affordable but it gives off a lot more grease than sirloin. I’ve also used ground turkey.
DELISH TIP 2: My husband likes to top his with parmesean cheese!