One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

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This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe!

One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

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!

Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

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!

One Pot Spiced Beef and Macaroni

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!

Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

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”!

 

Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni Ingredients

Spiced Beef and Macaroni Ingredients

  • 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)

Spiced Beef and Macaroni Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the beef, onion and garlic. Cook through.

Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni Recipe

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.

Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni Recipe

Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the noodles.

One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni Recipe

Pour the beef broth over the noodles and stir everything together.

One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni Recipe

Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the noodles are tender and the liquid has cooked down.

One Pot Spiced Beef and Macaroni

Top with the grated parmesan cheese and serve.

One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

I seriously love the flavors in this dish and the house smells so amazing with the cinnamon cooking into the beef, onion and garlic!

Mediterranean Beef and Macaroni

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!

One Pot Spiced Beef and Macaroni

This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe.
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One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni

This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 643 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground 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

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot, or dutch oven, over medium heat.
  2. Add the beef, onion and garlic, cook through.
  3. Drain any grease from the beef.
  4. Add the cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ground cloves, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the red wine, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the noodles.
  7. Pour the beef broth over the noodles and stir everything together.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the noodles are tender and the liquid has cooked down.
  9. Top with the grated parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten free macaroni noodles.

This Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni is made in one pot with 15 minutes of prep for a quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe.