Published Mar 30th
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Servings 20 servings Calories 264.3

This is a very flexible dish, and you can adjust it to your own taste! If you like kidney beans, add another can. If you don’t like kidney beans, substitute one small can sliced black olives and a (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms for the beans.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
  2. 2 In a large skillet, saute onion, celery, and green pepper in butter or margarine until softened. Add ground beef and pork, and cook until meat is done. Drain well.
  3. 3 Combine with stewed tomatoes, beans, salt, and pasta. Spread into two 9 x 13 inch baking pans. Top each pan with 1 cup cheese.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 264.3
  • Carbohydrate 23.5 g
  • Cholesterol 41.2 mg
  • Fat 12.9 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.6 g
  • Sodium 446.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.5 g


  1. It tasted ok but really felt like it needed something to bring it all together better. In it's current form it's very dry and comes out really as just a loose collection of ingredients. It feels like there was some fundamental ingredient omitted like a cream soup base. Also confusing recipe in that only 1/2 - Read more ...
  2. Really great and highly flexible dish. A few changes I made was using black beans and Mexican seasoned tomatoes instead of stewed. I like a little spicer so added some cayenne and a few diced jalapeños.
  3. I omitted the green pepper and pork and doubled the tomatoes to up the veggie quotient. Very tasty!
  4. I divided the recipe in two. Substitutions: no ground pork no beans used a large jar of of chunky spaghetti sauce sprinkled shredded Italian cheese mix and baked for only 20 minutes. The family absolutely loved it and asked for it to be on the regular rotation! Good base recipe.
  5. Would rate this a 10 if I could. Browned breakfast sausage (from this site) with 1 lb hamburger. Added onion celery and red pepper. Mixed in undrained can tomatoes and green chilies and drained and rinsed can red kidney beans. Mixed cooked noodles with the meat mixture. Poured into greased baking dish. Topped with shredded - Read more ...
  6. delicious made for wifes work they loved it and wanted more
  7. This casserole is EXCELLENT. I like to add extra cheddar cheese, mushrooms and chilies to give it some extra kick... my friends love it. Thanks from a (formerly) hungry college student.
  8. It just seemed that it was going to be too dry for my likings so I added a little flour to my meat/veggie mixture (to thicken) and then added a can of beef broth making a gravy/sauce before adding the tomatoes beans and a can of mushrooms. Also added some mozzarella to the sauce and - Read more ...
  9. I changed this recipe a little. I omitted the stewed tomatoes and added jar prego sauce. I also left out the kidney beans. I also added provolone and mild cheddar cheeses.