Some people call this dish "Goulash" which doesn't sound appealing at all. In our home it was hamburger and macaroni casserole. Quick, easy and freezes well - it's one that's easy to fall back on.
Brown 1 pound of hamburger with several Tablespoons of diced onions and a teaspoon of salt. Keep working with the meat to keep it in small chunks. Cook 3/4 cup of macaroni until it's soft but not mushy - following the directions on the package.
Combine drained macaroni with the hamburger. Add 1 pint of tomato juice, 1/8 cup sugar, and 3 Tablespoons of Spatini (an Italian seasoning that can be found in some grocery stores, ethnic stores or several places online). Mix well. Top with cheese - American or cheddar and bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes or until browned and bubbly.