Elbows and Ground Beef

3.8
(123)
Elbows and Ground Beef
Servings:
6
Ready In:
30 minutes
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
0/5

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 (pound) lean ground beef
  • 1 (whole) green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (medium) onion, chopped
  • 2 (29.0 ounce can) tomato sauce
  • 1 (16.0 ounce package) elbow macaroni

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In a Dutch oven, brown ground beef over medium heat. Add chopped onion, and cook until onion is soft. Add green pepper and tomato sauce; cook until pepper is soft about 10 - 15 minutes.
  3. Serve sauce over pasta.

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
361
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
8g
Cholesterol
100mg
Sodium
499mg
Carbohydrate
10g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
2g
Protein
30g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
3%
Iron
17%
Potassium
363mg

Comments

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 27750

    Next time I will had a little Italian spice. A little bland

    over 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth (Community Guide)
    Elizabeth (Community Guide) 3066

    One of my hubby's favorites, made halthy by using ground chicken and whole wheat pasta

    over 3 years ago
  • Lisa
    Lisa 85869

    family loved this

    over 3 years ago
  • Brooke
    Brooke 112593

    I used half the tomato sauce it calls for. 58 ounces seemed a bit too much. It was yummy but yes, a little bland.

    over 3 years ago
  • Lori
    Lori 110812

    Not much flavor

    about 3 years ago
  • 129278

    maybe you could add some green chilis or rotel to spice it up a bit?

    about 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Anonymous~ Hi this is Chef Heather from Food on the Table. Great suggestion on adding a can of Rotel to add more flavor to this dish. I would also suggest adding some fresh garlic or garlic powder. And depending on the direction you want to take this dish you could go Tex-mex and cook your beef with some taco seasoning and throw in some frozen corn or black beans and serve topped with some cheddar cheese. Or go Italian and add some Italian seasoning to the beef while it is cooking, add a red bell pepper or some Italian stewed tomatoes serve topped with some fresh parsley and mozzarella or Parmesan cheese.

    about 3 years ago
  • Roula
    Roula 183341

    I just made this about an hour ago and it's so good!! I added my own spices in there and it turned out excellent!

    about 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Roula- I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed this dish! Do you mind sharing with everyone what spices you added?

    about 3 years ago
  • Don and Jacquelyn
    Don and Jacquelyn 189868

    This is a dish my mother prepared for our family when I was a child many years ago. She added a touch of garlic powder for a little more flavor and she called it "Loblolly." Sometimes she'd prepare garlic toast to go along with it, and also a green salad.

    about 3 years ago
  • Roula
    Roula 183341

    @ Chef Heather and everyone else, the only things I added were black pepper, paprika, salt and a little parsley flakes...@ Don & Jacquelyn I completely forgot about the garlic powder, but I will sure add that next time. :)

    about 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Don and Jacquelyn & Roula- Both of you have great suggestions of 'doctoring' this dish up with the paprika, dried herbs, and garlic powder (fresh minced garlic would be nice too)!

    about 3 years ago
  • Viki
    Viki 93897

    The kids loved it and it's simple/easy to make.

    over 2 years ago
  • Viki
    Viki 93897

    The kids loved it and it's simple/easy to make.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    Never met a kid that didn't like elbow macaroni! If you want to make a quick and easy dish for your kids try this: brown 1 lb. of ground beef, drain. Add a box of macaroni and cheese that you've prepared as per instructions on the box and add 1 jar of pasta sauce. Kids LOVE it and it's SO EASY to make!

    over 2 years ago
  • Jesse James
    Jesse James 629306

    This dish sounds great and easy to make.... I know what I'm cooking tonight!

    over 2 years ago
  • Brandy
    Brandy 540055

    We make this all the time...got idea from hub's mom, who made it when he was growing up. They call it "goulash." We use diced tomatoes, instead of tomato paste. You can also top with parmesian, if you like! :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Karen
    Karen 839032

    My mom made this when I was growing up and she called it "Goulash." She added celery to it and seasoned it with oregano, garlic powder and some chili powder and we topped it with parmesan cheese. It's a basic, inexpensive recipe that you can doctor to your liking.

    over 2 years ago
  • Jacquelyn
    Jacquelyn 648809

    @ Karen... That's the great thing about this simple dish -- you can tweak it just about any way possible! We had some leftover roast beef from Sunday dinner, so I made a tomato gravy with seasoned canned tomatoes, and tossed that with elbow macaroni, adding diced leftover beef. Baked it in a 325F oven for about 45 minutes and topped it with some grated Parmesan cheese. Just added a side of green veggies and there ya go -- dressed up leftovers! lol

    over 2 years ago
  • Michele
    Michele 976964

    What if I don't have a Dutch Oven?

    over 2 years ago
  • Stephanie
    Stephanie 1029285

    I just used a large pot.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Hi Michele! A Dutch oven is cylindrical, heavy gauge cooking pot with a tight fitting lid, similar to a large stock pot. The thing that makes Dutch ovens unique is that they can be used either on a range top or in the oven because of their heavy metal or ceramic construction. As Stephanie stated, for this recipe, you can simply use a large pot. However, if you were making something that was going to be made partially on the stove top and then finished in the oven, make sure you are using a Dutch oven as most standard pots and pans are not oven safe.

    over 2 years ago
  • Michele
    Michele 976964

    Thanks! Tried this last night and it came out pretty good. Appreciate the tips :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Glad we could help, Michele!

    over 2 years ago
  • Jacquelyn
    Jacquelyn 648809

    @ Chef Heather... Just a comment on the Dutch oven... Our old cast iron one has been a god-send over the years. During times of power outages, we used it in the fireplace to make soups and stews, using the grate to support it above the burning wood. We also used it on the charcoal grill for other dishes. I have always been an advocate of cast iron skillets and pots as they are so versatile and last practically forever! lol

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    You are right Jacquelyn! Dutch ovens are very versatile due to their durability. I always take mine on camping trips which allows us to have special treats such as cobbler or cake!

    over 2 years ago
  • Veronica
    Veronica 1181459

    Good

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1035644

    This was simple and delicious. I was really surprised how good this tasted. kids loved it too!

    over 2 years ago
  • 1468868

    Instead of tomato sauce, I used a can of rails rotel and half a small can of tomato paste... Added a little light butter to salte the onions and peppers. BIG HIT with entire family of picky eaters. Thanks!!!

    about 2 years ago
  • Christina
    Christina 1035664

    I made this with sweet peppers instead of the green bell pepper, and added a variety of dried herbs (oregano, thyme, marjoram, etc...) along with salt & pepper. OUTSTANDING!!!

    about 2 years ago
  • Amy
    Amy 1426297

    very good and tasty.

    about 2 years ago
  • Chrystyna
    Chrystyna 1696730

    I added a half can of Rotell as per suggestions to spike it up - I probably should have left out for the first go-round; no one liked it and I think I should have left it plainer. Will try again sometime but will halve recipe so I don't have to throw out leftovers if it doesn't work!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Chrystyna
    Chrystyna 1696730

    I added a half can of Rotell as per suggestions to spike it up - I probably should have left out for the first go-round; no one liked it and I think I should have left it plainer. Will try again sometime but will halve recipe so I don't have to throw out leftovers if it doesn't work!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1560304

    Very bland. Would not recommend.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1817563

    O added parm. And italian seasoning. Better than hamburger helper.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1825045

    Cheese burger

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1825045

    Cheese burger

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1825045

    Cheese burger

    over 1 year ago
  • Tisha
    Tisha 1756363

    We have made something similar to this for years - but we used ketchup and added just a bit of brown sugar.
    I will try it with the sauces and herbs

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1903274

    Great

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1924439

    garlic shrimp

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1985879

    The kids enjoyed it and it was quite easy to make. I took some of the other members suggestions and added garlic powder, paprika and a little salt. I will definitely make it again.

    over 1 year ago
  • Moni
    Moni 409587

    Needs flavor in general.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1951354

    hambuger

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2132081

    The dish was better tasting when I added frozen corn. Also added season salt, dash of chili powder & cayenne pepper.

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2150591

    Used ground turkey. Add red pepper flakes. Also used Italian tomato sauce. Only used 1/2 of what was called for.

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2177017

    2

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2259347

    I added garlic, pepperocini and basil, made this with no meat and it turned out great.

    7 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2315496

    great

    5 months ago