Cheeseburger macaroni

Cheeseburger Macaroni

Cheeseburger Macaroni

By: Naomi Sherman

Take all the childhood favourite flavours of a classic cheeseburger but make it under $4.50 per serve. Even better, you don’t need to leave the house to get it and it cooks itself! Slow fast food, anyone?



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  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 500g macaroni elbows
  • ½ cup chopped gherkin pickles
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 250g block cheese, grated
  • Pickle, for garnish


  • Brown the mince in a frying pan and tip into the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, garlic and seasonings.
  • Pour the beef stock and tomatoes into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Add the pasta, gherkins and capsicum and stir through (the sauce may look too runny but the pasta will absorb the liquid).
  • Cook on high for 15 mins.
  • Stir through the grated cheese until melted.
  • Serve with a pickle on top.
  • Note: You can use pre-grated cheese but buying a block and grating it is much cheaper.


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Naomi Sherman

Naomi Sherman

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