This Cheeseburger Macaroni is a take on American Goulash. An easy and quick one-pot dish with lots of flavor, which rivals boxed Mac and Cheese or Hamburger Helper.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: cheeseburger macaroni, hamburger helper, mac and cheese, recipe
2 1/2cupslow-sodium chicken broth
2teaspoonsextra-virgin olive oil
1poundlean ground beef
1mediumsweet onion, diced
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
chopped parsley, for garnish, optional
In a medium bowl, whisk together the broth, mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, garlic powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Brown the beef and onions, breaking apart the meat, until the onions are soft and the meat is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and combine. Drain off grease and return pan to heat.
Give your broth mixture a quick stir and pour it into the meat. Bring to a boil and add the macaroni.
Reduce the heat to medium, and cover. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes, until the pasta is tender, stirring a few times to make sure the pasta isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pan.
When the macaroni is done, sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Stir until melted, about 1 minute, and serve immediately.