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Hamburger Macaroni

Hamburger Macaroni made in one pot, perfect for busy weeknights and is way better than the box version!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 561kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 16 oz. macaroni noodles, dry (uncooked)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add beef and break up with a wooden spoon so it begins to cook.
  • Add in the onions, cornstarch, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until beef is no longer pink.
  • Add in garlic. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Stir to combine.
  • Pour in the dry macaroni and beef broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Then, turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until noodles are done.
  • Lastly add in the milk and cheese. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve warm!

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Notes

I recommend using freshly grated cheddar cheese, not the pre-shredded kind.
Be sure to add in the pasta dry. No need to cook it before! (yay!)
When reheating leftovers I find it best to do so on the stove and add in a little milk to make it creamy again.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 855mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 2mg