Friday, May 27, 2016

Cheeseburger Macaroni

It's never easy coming up with a meal that pleases everyone. Sadly, this is not one of those meals for my own family! But it is pretty delicious and the ones who liked it had more than one serving, then fought over the leftovers.

Cheeseburger Macaroni

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
8 ounces elbow macaroni
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard

In a large saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the beef and onion until the beef is browned and onion is translucent. Season with your favorite all-purpose seasoning, or just salt and pepper. (I love Mt. Elbert from the Savory Spice Shop!) Add the butter to the skillet & stir until melted. Sprinkle in the flour and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly incorporate the milk, then let it come to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low; stir in the ketchup and mustard, then add the cheese in, a little at a time. Stir in the macaroni and let it heat through for 5 minutes or so. Serve this with a nice side salad of lettuce, tomato, diced pickle and a little crispy bacon and you've got a quick and easy cheeseburger!

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