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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

An Epicurean Delight...A Recipe for Mom's Macaroni and Hamburg

If you're a fan of tomato soup, then this will take comfort food to a whole new level. 

I grew up on this; it's not fancy, but it's delicious. Enjoy!



Mom's Macaroni and Hamburg 
1 pound of ground beef
1 box of elbow macaroni, cooked in salted water
I onion, chopped
2-3 cans of condensed tomato soup.*
*My Mom ALWAYS uses Campbell's tomato soup. I use the generic...to me, it's the same. Make it twice...you be the judge. 



Cook the elbow macaroni in a separate pot with salted water. At the same time, in a large, deep skillet, cook the onion and ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste. 



Add the tomato soup and mix well.



Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and return it back to the pot. You don't have to rinse the pasta...you want the sauce to stick to the macaroni. 



Mix it well and serve. That's it. 

I top mine with grated parmesan (with wood pulp, apparently) and it's delicious! 

It makes great leftovers too. 

An epicurean delight? My dad kiddingly says yes, and to me, it is. 

It's comfort food, and most comfort food is an epicurean delight. It's a taste of home. 


Tell me...what is your favorite comfort food from childhood? Do you still prepare it yourself?



6 comments:

  1. I always say I have no comfort foods – – because my mom was not a cook :-) but now you have me thinking hamburger helper might be my comfort food!!!!

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    1. Comfort food has no boundaries...anything goes.

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    1. Mine too. It's not too healthy, but it tastes great.

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  3. I like Campbell's Tomato Soup, I mean everyone had it growing up. But that whole thing with the tomato soup in food troubles me,I have no idea why, its not some farm to table thing, I just never got into it when my Mom did it trying some new fad. On the other hand, your dish looks comforting and delicious. I'm sure I would love it... on the table without knowing about the canned soup thing.

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    1. It certainly has more sugar and carbs than need be, but it tastes great. My Nana used to (and my Mom still) put in a tiny bit of sugar to offset the acid in the tomato sauce. Healthy, probably not, but delicious nonetheless.

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