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Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Beef

Posted by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Beef

                   Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Beef Recipe

Make this tangy meat sauce in the slow-cooker to top macaroni or other pasta. A quick and easy meal when you're craving some classic Italian flavors.

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • large onion, chopped 
  • 2 pounds extra-lean (90%-93%) ground beef
  • (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces uncooked gemelli, cellentani or other corkscrew pasta
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Put onion in pot of slow cooker. Crumble ground beef on top and pour tomatoes over beef. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Break up any large pieces of beef with a wooden spoon. Season with salt. Remove half of sauce and reserve for another recipe; keep remaining sauce warm in slow cooker. (Makes about 2 1/2 quarts meat sauce.)
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, stirring often, until al dente. Drain and transfer to four shallow bowls. Spoon meat sauce over each portion of pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese, basil and freshly ground pepper.
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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Replies (1-10):
brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

 Looks good,

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

TFS!

diaperstodating
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Thank you for sharing,

TigerofMu
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

That sounds like something the kids would like.

Sisteract
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Yum

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Thank you for the recipe! I'd think that a meaty spaghetti sauce would work well, too.

countrygirlkat
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

 I have made a pasta in the slow cooker before and it was good.  The only thing was that I think I let it go too long and the noodles were a little mushy.  This one sounds good!

celestegood
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM


Quoting lalasmama2007:

TFS!

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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I was thinking just that!

Quoting Bmat:

Thank you for the recipe! I'd think that a meaty spaghetti sauce would work well, too.

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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
We do two variations on a red sauce/meat/noodles, and I think I'll try this. I have a slow cooker and this would be tasty, by the looks of it.

Quoting countrygirlkat:

 I have made a pasta in the slow cooker before and it was good.  The only thing was that I think I let it go too long and the noodles were a little mushy.  This one sounds good!

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