One Pot Beef & Macaroni


One Pot Beef & Macaroni by Ada (@nymomlife)



  • 1lb lean ground beef (we use ground chuck 80/20 lean to fat ratio)
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato pasta
  • 2 (15oz) can diced tomato
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 (24 oz) meatless pasta sauce or marinara sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for serving (optional)



  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Cook until browned.
  2. Lower heat to medium, add chopped onions, cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste, cook for 1 minutes, stir often.
  4. Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the pot.
  5. Raise heat to high and bring the sauce to a simmer. Then, lower the heat to medium-low, cover the pot and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni to the pot, cover and cook the macaroni in the sauce for 12 minutes or until tender. Stir macaroni often.
  7. Top the beef and macaroni with shredded cheese.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Beef and macaroni
  • Pineapple and grapes
  • Steam broccoli
  • Cheese sandwich crackers