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Healthy Homemade Beefaroni

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins

Craving Beefaroni? Make homemade beefaroni with fresh ingredients and a lot less salt. This one pot recipe is sure to please your family and beats the canned stuff any day of the week.

closeup photo of homemade beefaroni

 1 lb ground hamburger
 2 cups elbow noodles (uncooked)
 ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
 1 can tomato puree (28 oz - no salt added)
 1 ½ tbsp oregano flakes
 1 tbsp parsley flakes
 ¼ cup garlic (minced)
 ½ cup onions (minced)
 ½ cup olive oil
 Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Garnish
 Grated Parmesan cheese
 sour cream
1

In large pot, heat olive oil. Stir in onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add ground hamburger. Break apart and brown the meat.

2

Add 1 cup of water and tomatoes. Cook on high for 2 minutes while stirring. Reduce to medium heat.

3

Add Worcestershire sauce, oregano, and parsley. Stir until well mixed. Cook on low for 5 minutes.

4

Add dry macaroni noodles and 2 cups of water. Turn heat to high. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes occasionally stirring so the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pot.

5

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot in bowls.

homemade beefaroni in a bowl with a spoon

Recipe Notes
6

•-Chef Boyardee Beefaroni is a childhood classic as well as a nutritional DUD. This Homemade Beefaroni is a quick easy alternative featuring fresh healthy ingredients.
•-Reduced use of salt keeps sodium levels down making this recipe a Heart Healthy option.
•-What is next? Vegan Beefaroni. Until then, try this Vegan Mexican Casserole recipe