This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe!
Happy New Year my friends! For the first new recipe of 2015 I’m so excited to share this Bond family favorite that I put my own little twist on!
If one of your new years resolutions was to cook more delicious dinners during the week, then this beef and macaroni dish is the perfect recipe to start with!
It’s made in one pot with only 15 minutes of prep time, making it a quick and easy recipe to cook and clean up 🙂
My brother introduced this Epicurious recipe to the family almost 12 years ago and we’ve kept it in regular rotation ever since.
After making this dish on Christmas Eve for my family, I realized that I had never shared it on the blog and decided that it was about time I did!
For my updated version of the Mediterranean Macaroni and Beef Recipe I added beef broth to cook the pasta right into the dish, thus making it a “One Pot Dish” and even easier than the original recipe!
Get step by step directions & photos for how to make this recipe below, or watch how to make it on my web series “29 Minute Meals”!
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ cup red wine
- 2 roma tomatoes (diced)
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 cups macaroni or cavatappi noodles
- 2 cups beef broth
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the beef, onion and garlic. Cook through.
Drain any grease from the beef. Add the cinnamon, salt, cayenne pepper and ground cloves. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the red wine, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the noodles.
Pour the beef broth over the noodles and stir everything together.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the noodles are tender and the liquid has cooked down.
Top with the grated parmesan cheese and serve.
I seriously love the flavors in this dish and the house smells so amazing with the cinnamon cooking into the beef, onion and garlic!
This Mediterranean Beef and Macaroni recipe serves 4… or one, with some seriously delicious leftovers! Hello lunch this week! I swear it’s even better the second time around, YUM!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free macaroni noodles to make this recipe gluten-free. Always make sure the beef broth used is gluten-free.