Monday, September 22, 2008

Bison Macaroni Skillet

Remember Beefaroni?? I sure do, and I crave it every once in a while. This is a take on that cafeteria favorite with a little twist, I used bison instead of beef. You can use ground turkey, chicken or even fake meat crumbles to lighten it up from the usual beef.

This is from Cooking 4 Two. Lets gather up the ingredients.


dice it up.

Red pepper

Dice that up too!

Beef or your favorite low fat beef alternative.

Elbow macaroni.

V8 juice

Hot sauce, if you want it. Of course mine is garlic!

Worcestershire sauce.

Lets get cooking!

Grab your beef or beef alternative. Get it in a skillet, season with some salt and pepper and get it broken up.

Add in the shallot and red pepper and get it stirred up and start browning.

Once your meat has browned you can add in the other ingredients. If you are using beef you will probably need to drain off the extra fat here.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan.

Give it a good stir. Season with a little salt and pepper at this point as well.

Cover and let it cook on low for about 20 minutes. When the noodles are cooked to your liking, it is done!

This is comfort food for fall that reminds me of being in grade school. This is a perfect dish for kids too. Not for picky husbands though, as picky husbands don't eat pasta. But that is ok, because I shared this meal with you guys, my fabulous readers!


  1. Well my Bill just fainted, when I read him the "doesn't eat pasta" part. To Bill, that's probably worse than saying, "doesn't like sex" !!!

    That recipe looks yum. I'll have to sub mushrooms for the peppers, because bell peppers don't like me. At all. As in hospital time. But I bet it would be good with mushrooms anyway.


  2. Pappy would love this recipe. I even think I have some frozen bison patties out in the freezer.

  3. I was just sitting here wondering what I was going to amke for dinner and I think I know now! I have everything but the pepper!!! I can't eat bison anymore though. It has nothing to do with the taste or texture or anything like that. I got really sick after eating it once before I had my gallbladder surgery and I can't make myself eat it yet along with a few other foods that I used to really like. I'm finally able to eat Pepperoni pizza again so there's hope that the other foods won't bring back really bad memories, too.
    I keep forgetting to thank you for adding me to your list of blogs. I haven't figured out all of the Bravenet blogging features yet, but once I can figure out how to add a list, I'll definately be putting your's on!

  4. I have to try this AND get a pot like the one you have. Or is that considered a saute pan? A braising pan? Whatever it is, I want one!

  5. Bison hua? Never crossed my mind to eat it... gotta give it a try

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My boyfriend and I love it and we've made it twice already! I like to add in more Worcestershire and Tabasco and it is sooo yummy! It's definitely my favorite comfort food! :)