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Beef and macaroni in a large yellow bowl with parmesan cheese and a grater near by.
Beef and Macaroni
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins
This is one of my most popular pressure cooker pasta recipes. It's similar to what many Americans from the northeast would call "American Chop Suey" and can easily be adjusted with different spices and vegetables.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Pasta, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 28 ounces can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ pound dried elbow macaroni, or other pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese, for serving
  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  2. Add the oil and brown the beef. Avoid breaking up the beef too much, but let it cook in larger chunks. Add the onion, peppers, herbs and spices, salt and pepper and continue to cook for a few minutes, stirring well.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock, ketchup and elbow macaroni and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  5. Reduce the pressure with the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Give the ingredients a good stir, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with grated Parmesan cheese or for a cheesy dish, stir in the grated Cheddar cheese.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Beef and Macaroni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 976mg41%
Potassium 851mg24%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1355IU27%
Vitamin C 55.4mg67%
Calcium 282mg28%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.