Beef and Veg Macaroni

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

An easy Beef and Veg Macaroni recipe that the kids will love – the leftovers can even be plated up on toast the next night!

If you’re looking for an easy and quick weeknight dinner option (that the kids will actually eat!), this Beef and Veggie Macaroni recipe ticks all the boxes! What kid can pass on mince and macaroni?! You can easily sneak a few veggies into this meal too.

I often use peas and corn in my recipe, but you could add in carrot, capsicum, cauliflower – whatever vegetables you like. The brilliant bonus with this recipe is that you could easily double this dinner and have the leftovers on toast the next night!

Leftovers would go great in a thermos in the kids’ school lunch boxes too!


Beef and Veg Macaroni

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 short-cut bacon rashers, diced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onion, garlic and bacon for 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add mince. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until browned.
  4. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, peas and corn. Stir through.
  5. Pour in stock and stir. Bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cook macaroni following packet directions.
  8. Drain macaroni and stir through mince mixture.
  9. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.


Add additional vegetables like capsicum, brocolli or cauliflower.

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Lucy @ Bake Play Smile May 24, 2015 - 4:55 PM

Another great recipe! The whole family would love this!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 25, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Thanks Lucy! It is pretty yummy and what i love about it is so easy to whip up.:)

Lady Lorraine Johns September 29, 2020 - 11:16 AM

This sounds so yummy and looks so easy. I can’t wait to make it!!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 7, 2020 - 9:11 AM

It’s delicious – and super simple! Hope you get to give it a go 🙂 Kat x

Saheda Rahman November 23, 2020 - 8:35 PM

Thankyou so much for all these ideas! Just one question..if I reheat fried rice and put in thermos flask for my sons school lunch, will it stay safe to eat? And how long do I heat the rice in the microwave? Thankyou xx

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 27, 2020 - 2:38 PM

You do need to be careful with leftover rice, please use your own judgement in this regards. I’m quite happy to re-use rice from last night’s dinner, if it was refrigerated straight away. I heat until it is piping hot.


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