How to Cook Macaroni Recipe with Beef and Vegetables

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Beef macaroni is another healthy pasta recipe made with meat and vegetables, this macaroni is an easy, quick and rich meal that can be made for breakfast or dinner. If you are actually considering what to fix for dinner, stick to this macaroni recipe as it is very simple and flavourful, and it will be ready in less than an hour. You can even choose to bake your macaroni or simply prepare it like jollof rice or fried rice recipe.

Macaroni dishes can be prepared in so many ways using different ingredients, vegetables and spices; the addition of vegetables to beef macaroni gives a really good depth of flavour. For you to make a rich beef macaroni dish, you can either use chicken, steak or ground beef, this depends on the type of meat you want to use, however, it was my choice to cut the beef into tiny pieces to create a meaty macaroni like the above picture, feel free to add your own tweaks as you want. Also, see a simple way on how to cook macaroni Jollof with fish.

I can still say this over and over, this macaroni recipe is indeed a mouth-watering meal; it is meaty, spicy and filled with healthy vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, green beans. All these combinations make it a perfect healthy macaroni meal and not just that, but the addition of different spices like onions, ginger, thyme, curry, nutmeg and garlic salt in oil, helps to enhance other ingredients and in turn, creates an unforgettable aroma making it even tastier. With every bite of this, you’ll get a nice beefy flavour filled with crunchy vegetables as well.

Instead of preparing a very bland macaroni dish, always try to enrich your plate of macaroni with any available vegetable; even if it means you have just limited ingredients, stick to that and make sure you season it to your taste; you can even add beef broth to your macaroni to enhance the taste as well. I love to use scotch bonnets because they are very spicy and have nice flavour as well, you can use any kind of pepper, provided it is spicy and its what you want. The first step in cooking a perfect beef macaroni is choosing the right cut of beef. You want to use that very tender part which has less fat. If you don’t want to use beef for this recipe you can replace that with cheese or use both or you can also use shredded chicken to make it. Let’s proceed from here.

Beef Macaroni Ingredients

  • 500g elbow or twist macaroni
  • About 500g beef or ground beef
  • 5 pieces ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 3 red bell peppers (chopped) and 3 yellow peppers (ground)
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup green beans, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Small size garlic, mashed
  • A teaspoon of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ground crayfish (optional)
  • Seasoning cubes and salt to taste
Beef macaroni ingredients
Beef macaroni ingredients

 

Directions on how to make beef macaroni with vegetables

  1. Season beef with onions, 1 seasoning cube, garlic, pepper and salt and cook until it is tender.
  2. Once the beef is tender, drain from the broth and cut all into tiny pieces on a flat surface.
  3. Heat up vegetable oil in a skillet, fry the beef until they are golden, and set aside.
  4. Cook the macaroni for 5-10 minutes or according to package directions drain and set aside.
  5. Heat up 4 tablespoons of oil in a skillet; add garlic, ginger, onions and saut for 30 seconds.
  6. Bring in the diced tomatoes and the blended pepper and stir-fry for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the bell peppers, carrots, and green beans, let this cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  8. Season the mixture with thyme, curry and a seasoning cube, stir and taste for salt
  9. You will notice the content becoming very thick and rich add about cup of beef broth or water and stir.
  10. Let it simmer gently on a medium heat, bring in the fried beef followed by the boiled macaroni and stir the content properly to incorporate.
  11. Reduce heat and leave the macaroni to cook on a very low heat for 5 minutes or until it has absorbed all the ingredients and the liquid has dried too.
  12. Serve your beef macaroni with chilled juice or as you want.

How to make macaroni with beef and vegetables with pictures

  • Season beef with onions, 1 seasoning cube, garlic, pepper and salt and cook until it is tender.
  • Once the beef is tender, drain from the broth and cut all into tiny pieces on a flat surface.
  • Heat up vegetable oil in a skillet, fry the beef until they are golden, and set aside.
The fried beef adds an additional flavour and taste to the macaroni
The fried beef adds an additional flavour and taste to the macaroni
  • Cook the macaroni for 5-10 minutes or according to package directions drain and set aside.
Cooking of dried macaroni for beef macaroni recipe
Cooking of dried macaroni for beef macaroni recipe
  • Heat up 4 tablespoons of oil in a skillet; add garlic, ginger, onions and saut for 30 seconds
Frying of onions, garlic ginger and nutmeg helps to enhance the flavour of the beef macaroni
Frying of onions, garlic ginger and nutmeg helps to enhance the flavour of the beef macaroni.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and the blended pepper and stir-fry for 10 minutes.
Frying of diced tomatoes for the beef macaroni
Frying of diced tomatoes for the beef macaroni
  • Now, bring in the bell peppers, carrots, and green beans, let this cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
The bell peppers should be added when the tomato is cooked, you don
The bell peppers should be added when the tomato is cooked, you don’t want to over cook them
  • Season the mixture with thyme, curry and a seasoning cube, stir and taste for salt
  • You will notice the content becoming very thick and rich add about cup of beef broth or water and stir
Make sure you stir the macaroni properly to incorporate with all other ingredients
Make sure you stir the macaroni properly to incorporate with all other ingredients
  • Let it simmer gently on a medium heat, bring in the fried beef followed by the boiled macaroni and stir the content properly to incorporate.
  • Reduce heat and leave the macaroni to cook on a very low heat for just 5 minutes or until it has absorbed all the ingredients and the liquid has dried too.
A well stirred beef macaroni
A well stirred beef macaroni
  • Serve beef macaroni with chilled juice or as you want.
Spicy and flavourful beef macaroni made mixed vegetables
Spicy and flavourful beef macaroni made mixed vegetables

 

Serving of beef macaroni with crunchy vegetables
Serving of beef macaroni with crunchy vegetables

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