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Easy Homemade Beefaroni

Easy Homemade Beefaroni

 

 

 

 

Easy Homemade Beefaroni

 

Beefaroni is a dish that has been around for years according to research. However, I set out and practically came up with my own easy homemade version years ago from my sons were little. It is a quick & easy and kid friendly meal to start. Your kids will love this dish.

 

It is a combination of pasta, pasta sauce with beef mince, spices and finally topped with cheese and baked.

 

 To make it even simpler, I used to just cover the skillet after sprinkling the cheese until it was melted and then served. But after trying the baked version I think the flavors combine better and I like the outside golden brown & crispiness of the top and decided to stay with this version.However, any way is fine as the beauty of this dish is that it is a “quick & easy” meal. 

 

You can use elbow macaroni, rotini, penne or any other pasta as desired. I usually boil it a few minutes less than recommended if I am baking it.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Beefaroni

 

 

  • Minced Beef
  • Minced Garlic
  • Minced Onions
  • Minced Green Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Pasta – Elbow macaroni is ideal but most pastas work such as rotini and penne.
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Oregano
  • Mozzarella Cheese

 

Preparation Steps for Easy Homemade Beefaroni

 

 

 

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  1. Measure out your ingredients and cut up vegetables.
  2. Crumble minced beef into a medium seasoning bowl.
  3. Add vegetables and salts to season beef. May marinade about an hour, but not necessary.
  4. Using a large non-stick skillet on high heat, place the mince mixture in and continue stirring and crushing with a fork as you work so it stays crumbled. When no longer pink, drain off the liquid.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot (less 2 minutes if planning to bake). Drain and set aside.
  7. Add pasta sauce, sugar and oregano to the mince and stir on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add pasta to the meat mixture and stir well to combine.
  9. If baking, pour into a 9 x 13″ baking pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella to cover completely and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or brown as desired.
  10. If not baking, sprinkle mozzarella while in the skillet and cover for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts.
  11. Cool for at least 30 minutes and serve. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy Homemade Beefaroni

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Dianne

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Elbow Macaroni or Rotini pasta
  • 1/2 Lb. Beef Mince
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Onion minced
  • 1/4 cup Green Pepper minced
  • 32 oz. Pasta Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 cup Mozerrella Cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions (boil 2-3 minutes less). Drain

  2. Combine mince, garlic salt, seasoned salt, garlic, onion and green pepper.

  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  4. Heat a large skillet on high heat, add mince and start stirring and crushing to keep the mince fine until cooked and no longer pink. Drain, add pasta sauce, oregano and sugar and turn heat down to low to simmer about 5 minutes.

  5. Add pasta to meat sauce and stir to combine. Pour into a 9x13" baking pan.

  6. Sprinkle top with 2 cups of mozerella cheese. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Cool at least 30 minutes and then serve.

Recipe Notes

** Freezes well.

Recipe may be doubled for a larger portion

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