Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cheeseburger Macaroni

I know this doesn't look like much but it tastes great so hear me out. :)

When Nathan is gone I like to find easier meals for me and the kids. It's not that they don't like "fancier" foods... It's actually quite the opposite. I like to think of them as my little foodies and they enjoy a variety of different foods. I would have to say they are less picky than I am! (Well, Anya definitely is... Eric and I probably have the same level of pickiness!)

Back to the point of this post... While the kids enjoy eating meals that take me forever to make, they also enjoy meals that take me 5 minutes to make. Since time is precious when Nathan is away and I would much rather spend time playing with them, I tend to gravitate towards easier/quicker meals.

This meal is just that. Quick, easy, and the ingredients are what you would usually have in your pantry/fridge. The best part is that it is incredibly delicious! I loved it and the kids loved it and I will definitely be making it again!


Cheeseburger Macaroni

2 cups elbow noodles
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 TBSP butter
4 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 TBSP ketchup
1 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup grated cheddar

Boil noodles; drain and set aside. Brown beef and onion in a skillet; set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the flour and mix well. Add salt through worcestershire and mix. Add the milk and stir until thickened. Stir in cheese.

Mix beef and noodles into cheese sauce and serve.


natalia said...

yummy !!

Kirby said...

I always buy Hamburger Helper so I'm glad I finally have a recipe for homemade Cheeseburger Mac!!! :)

The Grows said...

It is always nice to have a few good easy recipes on hand. I will have to try this one out.

Eliana said...

It looks delicious Cristine and like the perfect easy meal.

Joie de vivre said...

Oh yeah, when hubby's gone, time and energy are scarce!

Jennifurla said...

I love recipes like this, I make something like this at least twice per week! It is so good the next day too

Coleen's Recipes said...

Don't apologize!! Hamburger Helper has made millions of dollars with this type of quick fix, tasty dinners. This looks fantastic.

Ingrid said...

I just made something similar tonight! Wish I had seen your recipe. It looks more interesting than mine.

Valerie said...

Perfect timing! I made this for dinner tonight :) Had everything but the Worcestershire sauce on hand (mixed half&half of Apple Cider Vinegar & Soy Sauce instead). I did add minced garlic and garlic salt because we love garlic! LOL So good! Everyone loved it and had 2nds. I even doubled the recipe and put half in the freezer for another night.

Shelby said...

Well, Grumpy would be all over this one. lol. :)

Megan said...

I know my kids would get a kick out of that - it really sounds like a cheeseburger!

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