Cowboy Macaroni Recipe -
Cowboy Macaroni Recipe
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Cowboy Macaroni

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"A favorite meal of any cowboy. Includes a hearty combination of lean ground beef, macaroni, cheese, and a tomato sauce that will make you jump up and click your spurs together."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to the directions on the package.
  2. Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain excess grease.
  3. In a 2 quart casserole dish, combine the macaroni and cheese, ground beef, onion, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and corn with its liquid. Mix well.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2011

When making this i added and changed a few things. First i used a can of rotel to give it some spice and osme tomatoes i used 2 boxes of macaroni also added some garlic powder as well as onion powder there jsut wasnt enough onion taste for us.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2011

i tarted this up a bit: i used a can of diced tomatoes with chilies instead of sauce and paste, i added diced red and green peppers and garlic, spiced it up with some oregano, chili powder, and hot sauce, and lastly shredded some cheddar cheese over the top. pretty tasty!


39 Ratings

May 13, 2007

We're not big fans of canned corn so it was left out when we made this, but overall it wasn't too bad. Definitely an interesting way to make macaroni, and my picky boyfriend ate two helpings. Sort of convincing when I really got into it and started cooking in a cowboy hat and my old leather riding chaps xD. It was yummy.

Aug 26, 2009

Hmmm...ok but needed a bit more flavor. I think I will add a 1/2 t salt next time.

Oct 16, 2002

My husband really liked this recipe. I thought it was missing something (spices) but will make it again, adding cheddar cheese like someone else suggested.

Oct 16, 2002

I was intrigued by the combination of ingredients. However, this recipe did not live up to my expectations. It was heavy, bland and had an overpowering processed taste. I think there were too many ingredients that competed with each other with the tomatoes putting it over the top. Even the three year old "vacuum" didn't like it. Generally, the recipes here are very good, this just wasn't one of them. Thanks anyway.

Jun 07, 2010

One of my most favorite comfort foods. The great thing about a meal like this is it bends and stretches to feed whoever you have on hand. You can use half meat, half beans....half ground turkey, half ground beef.....half meat, half chopped's really up to you. Serious happy man/kid food. Even better with a piece of cheap white bread slathered with margerine in the side and a cup of Kool-Aid.

Nov 26, 2007

Everyone in the house loved this recipe. We will be adding it to our regular rotation! I didn't have a 10 oz can of corn or tomato sauce...they were both 15oz, but it added more flavor. Next time I might add more cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 506 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1220 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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