Skillet hamburger mac is a main course that has been a favorite of mine for twenty years. It’s got hamburger and macaroni, so what’s not to like? This dish is perfect for a weeknight supper because it is ready to serve your family in only 45 minutes.
Start by browning the meat in a skillet, then saute the onion and garlic. Now comes the best part: just dump in the remaining ingredients and give it a stir. Cover the skillet with a lid, bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Stir it occasionally while you are grating the Parmesan cheese, and chopping the fresh parsley for your garnish. Serve this warm with a thick slice of our oatmeal molasses bloomer.
This skillet hamburger mac is an easy weeknight dinner idea filled with hearty hamburger meat, macaroni noodles, and tomatoes. This pasta dish has been a family favorite for many years.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 2 cups whole wheat macaroni, uncooked
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- In a skillet, cook the hamburger. Drain the fat off the meat by placing a bowl under the colander. Pour the fat out of the pan into a small bowl and place in the fridge to harden. Discard the fat later.
- While the hamburger is cooking, chop the onion and mince the garlic. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion is soft and the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the hamburger back to the skillet and all the other ingredients. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil. Simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with a sprinkle of cheese and minced fresh parsley.