When I made Hamburger Macaroni a couple of months ago, I decided to load it with veggies. Not only did it ensure that we ate our vegetables, it also really helped in stretching this recipe. Joe and I ate it for 2 dinners and I served it to my three nieces for lunch when they came for a visit. My picky niece (hates vegetables) ate 3 servings and was trying to scrape the serving bowl clean! Do you think that she liked it? Maybe just a little!
I haven't made it since then, but now that I am typing this, I am thinking about adding it to next week's menu plan! I hope someone is having a sale on ground beef since we don't have any left in the freezer.
Now, I used McCormick's Brown Gravy Mix. for the gravy in this recipe. Mom always used powder gravy for this recipe and that's how we like it! But if powder gravy isn't for you, then just switch it for your favorite homemade beef/brown gravy.
Hamburger Macaroni ~ loaded with veggies
- 16 oz. box elbow macaroni
- small amount vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1/2 c. zucchini, diced
- 1/2 c. onions, diced
- 1/2 c. carrots, diced
- 1/2 c. red bell pepper, diced
- 3/4 c. celery, diced
- 1 c. frozen corn
- 1 c. frozen peas
- 1 3/4 c. diced tomatoes
- 3 Tbs. Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce
- 3/4 c. McCormick Brown Gravy Mix combined with 1 qt. water