This year I’ve made it a point to try new recipes you can see my list that I plan on trying right here, I still need a few so don’t hestitate to point me to your favorite recipes. I’m looking for things that the whole family will like, which isn’t always easy. We recently tried a few and I learned the hard way that just because something “sounds” good it might not be what the family wants.
Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken was not a favorite at our house. I thought it was ok, The Baby Girl refused it, Mr. Wonderful wouldn’t give it a grade but requested it not find it’s way to our table again. However, I made Hamburger and Macaroni this weekend and I thought for a minute Mr. Wonderful was going to give it an A, but it got a B+. We all loved it and it was super simple, it will find it’s way to our table again.
Hamburger and Macaroni Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 yellow onion, chopped (or mixed chopped green onion greens and yellow onion)
- Olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Vegesal or other seasoned salt
- Dash crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 large can (28 oz) of diced tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 cups uncooked macaroni (use rice pasta for wheat-free version)
1 Get a large pot of hot water heating and begin cooking the macaroni as per the directions on the macaroni package.
2 In a skillet, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of olive oil on high heat. Stir only infrequently so that the ground beef has an opportunity to brown.
3 In a large skillet, sauté chopped onion with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat. Add the ground beef and lower the heat to medium. Add a dash of crushed red pepper. Add Vegesal or other seasoned salt. Add celery seed. Add canned tomatoes. Add Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in the drained and cooked macaroni and parsley. Simmer for another 5 minutes.