Burgeroni is our family favorite, no matter what the age!
Partially boil 1 lb elbow mac. Brown no more than 1 lb. ground beef and some chopped onion, add 1 can tomato paste plus 2 cans water, 1 can tomato sauce. Simmer a few minutes, then mix with drained mac. All these measurements can be altered to taste.
When we were first married with two kids and no money, I could stretch 1/4 lb beef and still make this a delicious meal!
Put in one large casseerole, or divide into separate serving dishes and lay on slices of American cheese, topping that with a few slices of bacon, both as much or as little as you prefer. The bacon flavors the cheese, which drips and blends both flavors with the beef & mac mixture.
Freeze or bake about 30 minutes in 350 degree oven, until bacon is done.
Double the recipe and save for a future meal!
To this day, this is still a family favorite, easy, inexpensive and even better for dinner the next day, unless somebody gets to the fridge the next day and eats it cold for breakfast!!!! My advice is to cover the leftovers and hide them in the back of the fridge so that you do get to serve it for another meal.