You either love them or hate them.  Sundried tomatoes that is.  Sun dried tomatoes are one of my favorite foods, they’re like candy to me. So I LUUUUVVVV just about any recipe that includes them, and this homemade beefaroni WITH sundried tomatoes is at the top of the list!

beefaroni with sundried tomatoes, Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes, Joyful Homemaking

Yum!  You can find sun dried tomatoes in the produce section or sometimes in the canned food section.  If you can find them chopped in oil, that’s a super delicious and easy way to use them.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces of elbow macaroni (check your box, because mine was 12 ounces), or your favorite shaped pasta
  • 2 ounces of sundried tomatoes (if dried: soak in hot water till tender, and slice; but you may find them chopped in oil, which is delicious and with no need to soak)
  • Fresh diced onion to taste, sauteed in olive oil, or I used dried minced onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped (I always buy the jarred chopped garlic from the produce section)
  • 1 pound of ground beef, browned ( I cook mine in bulk ahead of time in the crockpot)
  • 12 ounces of tomato sauce (if you have leftover pasta sauce, I would use that)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

beefaroni with sundried tomatoes, Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes, Joyful Homemaking

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cook and drain your macaroni, and soak, drain and slice your sundried tomatoes if they’re dried.  If they’re in oil already chopped, use them as is.
  • Brown ground beef. Drain the fat if desired.
  • Then add onion, tomato sauce, basil, sun dried tomatoes and garlic, stir and cook for a couple of minutes, till onion and garlic is cooked.
  • Then add macaroni and stir gently, and heat till warmed through.

You are ready to serve with breadsticks and salad.

beefaroni with sundried tomatoes, Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes, Joyful Homemaking
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Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of elbow macaroni (check your box, because mine was 12 ounces, or your favorite shaped pasta)
  • 2 ounces of sundried tomatoes ((if dried: soak in hot water till tender, and chop; but you may find them chopped in oil, which is delicious and with no need to soak))
  • Fresh diced onion to taste (sauteed in olive oil, or I used dried minced onion)
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped (I always buy the jarred chopped garlic from the produce section))
  • 1 pound of ground beef (browned ( I cook mine in bulk ahead of time in the crockpot))
  • 12 ounces of tomato sauce (if you have leftover pasta sauce, I would use that)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook and drain your macaroni, and soak, drain and slice your sundried tomatoes if they’re dried. If they’re in oil already chopped, use them as is.
  • Brown ground beef.
  • Then add onion, tomato sauce, basil, sundried tomatoes and garlic, stir and cook for a couple of minutes, till onion and garlic is cooked.
  • Then add macaroni and stir gently, and heat till warmed through.
  • You are ready to serve with breadsticks and salad.

beefaroni with sundried tomatoes, Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes, Joyful HomemakingModified from Frugal Follies

This is one of our favorites, right up there with Taco Spaghetti!

16 Comments

  1. Hmmm, sundried tomatoes is one of those things I never thing about adding to things, but I definitely think I will start! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Margo,
    The sun dried tomatoes will give this dish such a special flavor, it looks delicious. Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This looks yummy! Sundried tomatoes seem to make ay seem taste more special! You have a very lovely blog, and I’ll be back for a visit!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  4. 5 stars
    We will love this yummy pasta dish, it looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  5. I have never met a pasta dish I didn’t like (well, maybe once), but this looks really delicious. I had to pin it so I can add those sun dried tomatoes to my list! I stopped by from Sarah Frazer’s Tuesday Talk. Have a great week!

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