Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mac n Cheese YUM-O.

Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes  
Bake: at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes  
Cook: 10 minutes  
Broil: 2 minutes

  • 1  box (1 pound)  elbow macaroni or rotini
  • 1  pound  ground sirloin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4  cup  ketchup
  • 2  tablespoons  yellow mustard(optional)
  • 1  tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour
  • 1  can (12 ounces)  evaporated milk
  • 3  cups  shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2    medium-size tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2  tablespoons  seasoned bread crumbs



1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart oval baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 10 minutes, according to package directions. Drain.
3. While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sirloin, breaking apart with a wooden spoon. Cook 6 minutes, until no longer pink. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Remove from heat and stir in ketchup and mustard. Transfer to a bowl.
4. Return skillet to medium heat and add butter. Once melted, whisk in flour, then add milk in a thin stream. Bring to a simmer and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir in pasta. Pour into prepared dish. Top with meat mixture, remaining cheese, sliced tomatoes and bread crumbs. Spritz with nonstick cooking spray.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Increase heat to broil and broil for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 servings

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 554
  • Total Fat (g) 23
  • Saturated Fat (g) 13
  • Cholesterol (mg) 92
  • Sodium (mg) 653
  • Carbohydrate (g) 53
  • Fiber (g) 3
  • Protein (g) 34

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

This is a favorite in my house (minus the tomatoes for the 13 yr old who loves spaghetti, but hates tomatoes!  and the black pepper that mama is allergic too!)
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