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Arabic Macaroni

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Arabic, Middle Eastern
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground beef 85/15
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp bahar (all spice)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 12 oz rigatoni
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce


  • Mix salt, bahar and ground beef together
  • Cook ground beef mixture on a pan. When ground beef is just cooked, add tomato paste and mix. Let the mixture cook for about 2 minutes
  • Transfer mixture to a large pot and and 1 3/4 cups of water
  • Wait until mixture boils. Once boiling, add rigatoni (you can also choose a pasta of your liking), tomato sauce, and 1 1/4 cup of water. Depending on the thickness of your mixture, you may want to add more water. If needed, add more water to allow all noodles to be submerged in sauce
  • Boil the mixture and then immediately simmer noodle and sauce mixture until your noodles are soft and ready to eat. While the noodles are simmering, make sure to mix the pot intermittently as to not let the bottom noodles stick to the base of the pot
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve right away