Food of the Seventies, Franco-American Macaroni & Beef

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Elbow macaroni, beef, onions, celery in tomato sauce. This stuff was REALLY good and very different from the spaghetti. It was a 60's era item that I called Campbell's about, but they no longer had any information about it. If someone else remembers it, please post.
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JaY DuB - September 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember more then one Franco-American products! If my memory serves right, there was a basic (tomato) sauce and another one with small, round pasta (ala spaghetti-O's) both were in cans. I usually enjoyed their style of spaghetti-O's the most of the three, even though I added additional ketchup to it, LOL!
Juli - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Still around but now they are Campbell brand.
derf - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone remember macaroni o's-they were like spaghetti o's but with cheese sauce
LJ - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to eat em cold out of the can. Mac N Cheese, Ravioli and Spaghetti and spaghetti O's, I can still taste em.
Spam - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes cambell's ownes franco american spagettiO's,but I have tried them since cambells bought them,and they ARE NO WHERE NEAR what they use to taste like,and I have been looking for Franco American,for years untill I heard this. SUXXXXXX I miss my REAL sketti0's Now I buy Cheff Boy R Dee. I like cambell products,but their sketti0's sux now.
LD - July 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the Macaroni and Beef, not because I ate it (foods like that were banned in my house) but because as a kid I did a commercial for it. To my horror I had to gaze longingly at a framed photo of David Cassidy and say "I like David's blue eyes, but I *love* Franco American Macaroni and beef!"
Chomper01 - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
This stuff was known better as "Beef - a - Roni". I remember there was an animated cartoon commercial for Franko - American(tm)"Beef-a-Roni" and "Beef-a-Ghetti", that went something like: Both characters, singing: "Yummy Yummy, in the tummy..With 'Beef-a-Roni'" First character: "Beef-a-Roni, with little macaronies and beef in tomato sauce'. Second character: "Beef-a-Ghetti, with little spaghetti and beef in tomato sauce. both characters, arguing: "Beef-a-Roni!" "Beef-a-Ghetti!" Both characters, singing: "Yummy yummy, in the tummy..With Beef-a-Roni. 'Beef-a-Roni' - 'Beef-a-Ghetti', 'Beef-a-Roni' - 'Beef-a-Ghetti' ..They both so good!" (ends)
Rob Lambert - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Actually, Beef A Roni and Beef O Getti were made by Chef Boy Ar Dee. Franco American/Campell's sort of imitated them, but with the added ingredients to give it a home-made flavor, sort of a prelude to the Chunky line of soups. As good as the Campell's tasted, it proved to be less popular. The product was only around from 1968 until 1970 or '71. Once again, too much self-competition (Spaghetti-O's among others) led to the ouster of a promising food product.
Ginny - October 12, 2015 - Report this comment
My family ate a lot of Franco American. I remember it as being straight spaghetti in tomato sauce, and it came in a large, family-sized can. It was pretty good, but I got really tired of eating it and grew to dislike it.

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