I have been working on a recipe beef-a-roni for awhile now. It is the ultimate comfort food. I made a pot roast the other night and the sauce from the roast reminded me of the sauce in beef-a-roni, I immediately knew I had the secret sauce!
Honestly, to make this recipe right, you have to make the pot roast first. It is the tomato sauce cooking with the roast all day that gives it the correct flavor. It is a great combination of meals if you are trying to plan out some meals.
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook noodles while browning the beef. Cook pasta according to manufacturer directions and when cooked drain and rinse well.
Brown the beef in a heavy , large skillet or dutch oven. Break up the beef into little pieces as it cooks
Drain excess fat, if necessary
Add noodles to meat and mix together
Add the sauce from the pot roast
Stir in tomato paste, beef broth and seasoning
Cook for about 5 minutes. If it is too thick add a bit more beef broth, a little at a time. It should not be watery, the sauce should stick to the noodles
This recipe only works because of the pot roast sauce. I have tried a number of different way to make this and it doesn't quite work out the same. The sauce from the roast gives it exactly the right flavor. It is a quick meal and the kids loved it! Click here for the pot roast recipe.
This Homemade Beef-A-Roni is gluten free and dairy free.