Easy Beef Macaroni Recipe

I love my Costco. I go to Costco religiously. On payday, I head over and fill up my cart with goodies, which for the most part, is standard, with minimal changes.

On that list is ground beef. We purchase the three pack of Kirkland Organic Ground Beef almost every trip.

The problem, however, is figuring out to do with it. A juicy hamburger is always a hit. Spaghetti is another. Honestly, that’s where my go-to recipes end.

I’ve tried hundreds of several options, none of these to my husband’s liking. Until this one.

I found a recipe online. Like usual, I didn’t have all of the ingredients, so I had to improvise. Usually, my improvises don’t work out so well, but this time, I nailed it. Three empty bowls! So I had to share.

Easy Beef Macaroni Recipe


  • Easy Beef Macaroni #Recipe | AprilNoelle.com2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (I use a jar of already minced garlic)
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth (Better than Boullion is the best!)
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh Basil for garnish


  1. Mince the garlic and dice the onion and bell peppers. In a heavy skillet, sauté the garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat until soft and transparent (2-3 minutes). Add the ground beef and cook until fully brown (5 minutes). Lastly, add the diced bell pepper to the skillet and continue to sauté until they are slightly soft (3-5 minutes).
  2. Add the diced tomatoes and their juices to the skillet along with the uncooked pasta, basil, oregano, and some freshly cracked pepper and Himalayan sea salt. Stir the ingredients in the skillet well.
  3. Add 1.5 cups of vegetable broth to the skillet and stir to combine. Place the lid on the skillet, turn the heat up to high, and allow the mixture to come up to a full boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes. You should be able to hear the liquid simmering quietly the whole time. If you can’t, turn the heat up just slightly until it begins to simmer.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove the lid, and check to see if the pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. If the pasta is still a bit crunchy, return the lid and allow it to continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Once the pasta is tender, mix. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the tomato sauce over the skillet and serve.

21 thoughts on “Easy Beef Macaroni Recipe”

  1. I love Costco too. We have one somewhat near us and I use that opportunity to go to the Five Guys across from it!
    This is essentially my dad’s favorite meal, after all these years. So my mom makes it quite a bit.

  2. I was already a little hungry and now I’m starving after seeing your recipe! My mom made something similar when I was a kid, I’ll have to try your version on my guys!

  3. My boys would just love this meal because it is hearty and tasty. And it looks so easy that even my husband couldn’t even find a way to mess it up…hopefully!

  4. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.

  5. Yum, I can’t wait to try this. My family loves pasta and I’m always trying to find some new ways to spice it up. Love the one pot meal idea and that we are controlling what we eat.

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