[CnD] Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef Recipe

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 13:32:29 EDT 2018


Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef Recipe

 

*	Prep 30 min 
*	Total60 min 
*	Ingredients10 
*	Servings6 

It’s not just for kids anymore. Diners of all ages will enjoy the beefed-up
goodness of this macaroni casserole


 

Ingredients

2cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz) Save $ 

1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef Save $ 

1teaspoon salt Save $ 

1/8teaspoon pepper 

2tablespoons butter or margarine 

2tablespoons all-purpose flour Save $ 

2cups milk 

1/2cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) Save $ 

3cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz) 

1cup soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices bread)

 

·  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook
and drain macaroni as directed on package. 

·  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and
the pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired. 

·  3. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook
1 minute, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in milk; cook 5 to 6
minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in broth
and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Fold in
macaroni. 

4. Spoon 1/3 of the macaroni mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into casserole; top
with half of the beef (about 1 1/2 cups). Layer with another 1/3 of the
macaroni mixture, remaining beef and remaining macaroni mixture. Top with
bread crumbs. 

·  5. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden
brown. 

Expert Tips

*	Use Swiss cheese and a dash of ground nutmeg in place of the Cheddar
cheese to bring a whole new flavor to this dish. 
*	Penne or rotini pasta can be used in place of the elbow macaroni. 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving

Calories

630

Calories from Fat

310

% Daily Value

Total Fat

34g

52%

Saturated Fat

19g

94%

Trans Fat

1 1/2g

 

Cholesterol

125mg

41%

Sodium

1130mg

47%

Potassium

390mg

11%

Total Carbohydrate

43g

14%

Dietary Fiber

2g

9%

Sugars

6g

 

Protein

37g

 

% Daily Value*:

Vitamin A

15%

15%

Vitamin C

0%

0%

Calcium

45%

45%

Iron

20%

20%

Exchanges:

2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk;
0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; 

Carbohydrate Choice

3 

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

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