Thirteen's Pili PIli spice Beef Macaroni

Pili Pili double meat beef macaroni

When I was young my parents made a lot of meat recipes, and honestly I liked it a lot. I also make recipes inspired by my parents. This double meat macaroni recipe is simple, doesn't take much time and it is delicious. 

Recipe by Gracien


Prep time : 15 min   
Cook time: 45 min

Tools & Equipment

Medium pot
Casserole Dish or oven safe skillet (we used a cast iron pan)
Cheese grater


  • 1 lb (453 g) macaroni 
  • 2 lb (906 g) ground beef 
  • 1 finely chopped onion 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  •  2 14.5-ounce cans of diced tomatoes 
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) grated cheddar cheese
  • Pili pili spice

Instructions (steps for making the recipe)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F 
  2. Cook macaroni in boiling water until they reach an al dente texture.
  3.  Add the beef and onions to a pan or the cast iron skillet. 
  4. Break up the ground beef and brown for 6-7 minutes. Drain the fat. 
  5. Mix well and add the spices (Pili Pili spice and salt), Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. 
  6. Let that cook down for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Strain the water from the macaroni and mix it in with the beef.
  8. Add the cheddar cheese throughout and on top of the casserole.
  9. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until you have a nice golden colour on your cheese.


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