Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hamburger Macaroni Bake

I used Spring Break to be semi-productive and try out several new recipes. I ended up finding a couple of winners to add to the list of regulars and today I thought I'd share a simple and hearty beef and macaroni casserole.


This one was extra appealing to me because everything in it are items that I typically have in my pantry/fridge on a regular basis.

Here's what you'll need...

- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can whole kernel corn; drained
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 onion; chopped
- about 1 cup of shredded cheddar
- 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni; cooked and drained


Chop up the onion and throw it and the chili powder in with the ground beef while you brown it.


While the meat is browning, cook the macaroni noodles.


After the meat is browned and drained, mix in the soups and corn.


Stir it all together and warm through.


Once the noodles are cooked, mix those in with the meat/soup/corn mixture until combined.


I also threw in a handful of cheddar.  Because when is extra cheese ever a bad decision ;)


Bake the mixture uncovered at 350 for about 20 minutes.  Pull it out and top it with shredded cheddar and then bake it again for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


I'm not going to lie - when i pulled it out of the oven I was a little bit skeptical.  But y'all... it was so good!!!  All of my kids ate it and not a one of them picked out a single onion or kernel of corn.  #smallvictories

It was pretty mild, so if you want to up the spice level you may want to throw in a few more spices and/or a can of rotel.   Since I was hoping my little ones would eat it I kept it fairly tame.


Enjoy, friends!!!

29 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy! We will have to try it! My crew loves the spice so I would for sure have to add the rotel!

    I shared a Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe on my blog today! Check it out!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I just screenshotted your recipe to try! It looks delish!

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  2. Sounds delish! I'll add it to my repertoire.

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  3. I think my boys would love this. Thanks for sharing it

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    1. It's totally a boy meal :) Hope they enjoy it!

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  4. Looks delicious...I was just wondering what I would make for supper tonight. Problem solved.
    Shoes to Shiraz

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  5. I'm gonna have to try this! Would love to see a post on meal planning and what your go-to meals are. I'm in a meal planning rut!

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    1. That's a great idea! If you click on the recipe button on my sidebar you'll see a lot of my favorites. I'm not great about linking my new ones to that page, but I'm working on it! :)

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  6. Ok. I think this is something I could handle!

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  7. Sounds like someething my picky kids will eat! thanks for sharing!!

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    1. YAY! You're so welcome! Let me know what they think!

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  8. This looks great, I love your recipes..cant wait to make this!

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  9. Ooooh, looks so yummy! Pinning, so I can try later! :)

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  10. The recipe looks great and I can't wait to try it!! Thank you for sharing this :)


    - Seri
    www.Serisblog.com

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  11. Random post request: I would love a post about how and when you shop online (like for your kids clothes and stuff!). I seem to always be looking online and never actually buying! Ha! Maybe it's not even post worthy but perhaps you have some suggestions on being decisive.

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    1. Hey! I like to buy from places with free shipping like Nordstrom and GAP. I know that if something doesn't work I won't have issues returning or exchanging it and if something doesn't work out I'm not out $7 to have it sent to me ;)

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  12. saw your post and used your recipe to make my list for the store, then came home and made this. My son said "This is like Hamburger Helper, but way way way better, like really good Hamburger Helper!" thanks for the yummy recipe!

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    1. Girl! I actually REALLY like hamburger helper so I'll take this as a big compliment :) hahaha So glad he enjoyed it!!!

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  13. Looks very family and kid friendly. Would you consider making your own cream soup in place of the cream of mushroom? The soups today have so many yucky chemicals-it scares me to feed my daughter them. I have found I can whip up a quick cream soup with heavy cream. What are your feelings on it? I only posted anonymously because I don't have a google account. -Ann

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    1. I totally would! I've made cream of chicken before - do you have a good recipe for cream of mushroom?

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    2. Tasteofhome.com has a great one called "marvelous mushroom"! It is yummy!! 😊

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