Friday, October 28

Beef Macaroni & Cheese ~ Comfort Food

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I have to apologize for this horrible photo! Some days I take a couple hundred photos and I must have kept the wrong one as I certainly wouldn't have saved this one on purpose! Ouch!

Macaroni and cheese is one of my family's go to for comfort foods. I decided to try this variation from Paula Deen to switch it up a bit. Great flavor and we all had seconds.

1 tsp. each dried basil, cumin & oregano
salt & pepper
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 tsp. chopped garlic
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped green bell pepper (I didn't add one as my guys won't eat them)
2 Tbls. vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
1 lb. box elbow macaroni
2-3 cups grated cheddar cheese

Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Heat the oil in a skillet; add the peppers, onion and garlic. Saute until soft.

Add the ground beef and saute until browned. Add the tomatoes, salt & pepper to taste, basil, cumin and oregano.

In a large bowl, combine the macaroni and beef mixture.

Spread into 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with the cheese and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

I hope you try this despite my photo!

Happy Friday friends!


Debbie said...

I love comfort food - this recipe sounds delicious. I make a chicken pie that is our favorite "comfort" food. Nothing like it on a cool night.

Sheri said...

I have never made a chicken pot pie. Don't know why as I think we would love them.