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One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

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This recipe is nothing fancy, but it will be one that your family will ask for time and time again.  You know the one that makes your husband smile when he finds out what’s for dinner or when half your son’s baseball team shows up at your house and they are all starving!   It’s quick, easy, and above all cheesy good!  Again, I am loving Katie Workman’s Cookbook The Mom 100 Cookbook.  This is one of Katie’s recipes that I have made many times.  It is so good and it will be a favorite of yours once you put it on your dinner table.

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Cook off for the Perfect Macaroni and Cheese

 

The perfect macaroni and cheese dish starts with a white sauce made with melted butter, then flour, salt and other seasonings such as mustard are whisked together with mik.  It is then cooked until thick.  Cheeses of all types can be added, but the king of cheeses to use is Cheddar.  Don’t go to far with the cheddar for the extra sharp variety can cause the macaroni to have a mealy texture.  We found this out in our lab last week.  I picked up two packages of extra sharp cheese and  three of the groups’ macaroni was a little mealy.  So it was no fault of theirs.

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Chili in 30 minutes served with Macaroni

With all of this cold weather we have been having  it calls for a big bowl of hot chili.  I have chosen a quick and easy recipe that you can put together in about 30 minutes especially if you have some browned ground meat in the freezer.  If not it is still quick.  The recipe came from the AJC.   So if you are in a big hurry for chili and don’t want to wait around for 2 or 3 hours for the usual chili then this is for you. 

Rinse with cold water a 15 1/2 oz. can of red kidney beans

You need 3/4 cup of chopped onion

Saute onion in tablespoon of butter

Since I am using browned ground beef that I had in the freezer I am sauteing onion in a little butter.  When browning the ground meat you can cook the onion at the same time and drain on paper towel.

1 lb of browned ground beef

Add 10 oz. can of rotel tomatoes and small can of tomato sauce

Add 1 teaspoon of cumin

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Add 2 teaspoons of chili powder

Add 1 can of drained and rinsed red kidney beans

Let this simmer for about 30 minutes.  You may have to adjust the liquid by adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.  While the chili is simmering then cook macaroni according to directions on the package.    Serve chili on top of the macaroni and top with cheddar cheese. 

Dig in!!!

Here is the recipe for you to enjoy!

Macaroni Chili

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 15 1/2 oz. red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 10 oz. can stewed tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes
  • 3/4 c. of macaroni (cook according to directions)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese

Brown ground meat and onion.  Stir in all ingredients except macaroni and cheese.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Serve over cooked macaroni and top with cheese.

Serves 4

Happy cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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