Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cheeseburger Macaroni

The Menu:
Cheeseburger Macaroni

The Original Recipe:
I found this online at Babycenter.com. It's a great fast alternative to the boxed Hamburger Helper. It was a bit spicy with the Rotel, but my kids still ate it and loved it.  It was so fast to put together, too. It says that it feeds 4, but we fed 6 with it, and I didn't even double it this time. I absolutely love all-in-one dishes like this! You will not be disappointed with all the flavor in this dish.

Cheeseburger Macaroni

OP: EliseaGrace'sMommy

1 lb lean hamburger meat

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)

2 cups beef broth (or water)

1 cup elbow macaroni

Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.

Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce

2 Tablespoons butter

2 tbsp flour

3/4 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

Serves 4

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