This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Sacred cows make the best hamburger."
-Mark Twain, Cynic
Comfort food at its finest. Kids love Cheeseburger Mac 'n' Cheese and so do grownups. Quick, easy, satisfying and good for you.
Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 1 cup
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This recipe makes good leftovers.
|1 lb||95% lean ground beef|
|1 1/2 cups||water|
|8 ounces||whole wheat macaroni pasta|
|5 ounces||2% milk (divided)|
|2/3 cup||2% sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)|
|1/2 tsp||dry mustard|
|cayenne pepper (dash, or to taste)|
|1/4 cup||low sodium ketchup|
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, drain well and set aside.
Wipe out the pan and add the elbow macaroni and the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook approximately 8 minutes, or until al dente, stirring frequently until all the water is absorbed.
While the macaroni is cooking mix together 2 Tbs. of the milk with the flour in a small bowl. Warm the remainder of the milk in a saucepan and add the flour mixture, cook over low heat whisking frequently until the mixture thickens. Add the cheese and stir well until it is completely melted and then add the paprika, dry mustard and cayenne.
Add the catsup, cheese mixture, and cooked beef to the macaroni, stirring well. Serve.
Serving size = about 1 cup
Servings = 6
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 332||Calories from Fat 60|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 38g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Vitamin A 10%||Vitamin C 3%|
|Calcium 15%||Iron 20%|
|Vitamin K 1 mcg||Potassium 455 mg|
|Magnesium 49 mg|