Slumgullion Recipe -
Slumgullion Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins


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"Ground beef, macaroni and tomato, great flavor and a quick cooking time."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and place in large saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat; just before beef is browned, stir in onion.
  3. Add beef mixture to pasta, and stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper and stewed tomatoes. Cook over low heat, 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2004

I enjoy a far simpler variant of this recipe. Cook ground beef and add diced onions and green peppers at the end so they remain al dente. Simmer with canned tomatoes. Add elbow macaroni. This was the Slumgullion that I grew up with.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2008

This recipe was simple and fast. The taste was good, not fantastic. My husband and 4 of the kids ate it with parm cheese on top. My 2 picky eaters would not touch it.

Oct 05, 2009

Cooked this very slowly when all the ingredients were combined. I added 1 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese nd 1 teaspoon of basil.

Sep 26, 2006

This dish proved to be a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table tonight! My family all gave it a thumbs up. Of course, I changed it a little to reflect what I had on hand. :+) I used Rotini noodles, which picked up the flavor of the sauce well. I browned the ground beef, onion, garlic salt, and pepper together. Then, I added a can of tomato sauce, a can of diced tomatoes, and a can of mushroom soup. (I don't like mushrooms themselves, but like the added flavor the soup gave this dish.) My husband used Parmesan cheese on his plate, but the kids liked it just the way it was. Thanks for a great recipe!

May 20, 2010

I grew up eating this with a slight modification - my grandmother always added the stewed tomatoes and seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little chili powder) plus 2 cups of water at the same time she added the tomato sauce, simmered it for about 15 minutes and then added the dried pasta directly to the meat and tomato sauce. Mamow's method not only seasoned the pasta but thickened the sauce at the same time. We never had mushrooms in our Slumgullion.

May 20, 2010

My mother used to make slumgullion when we were kids, and I still make it long after she is gone. I thought she made up the name. I am surprised this is so similar. I use spiral macaroni and add green bell pepper (great flavor) to the pan when browning. I empty everything into a large pyrex bowl and bake at 350 for a half hour or 45 min, depending on how much. Great dish, everyone loves it and its so easy. Don't forget to top with romano or parmegan cheese. It brings me right back to my youth every time.

May 13, 2010

All the kids loved it. I did add a bit of garlic powder when cooking the meat and I used parm cheese on top for some extra flavor. It turned out great. Thanks!

Mar 30, 2010

My grandmother taught me to make this when I was a little girl...this is truly comfort food.


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  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 19.5 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

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

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