Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cheeseburger Macaroni

Brody's 1 year Birthday party was this weekend, and we were serving his FAVORITES - so we made up some mac n cheese but more adult style.  This was awesome, but spicy!  Brody still loved it, but some of the other niece/nephs weren't fans of the spice!  Super good and easy to make!

Serves 4
1lb lean hamburger meat
1 package taco seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
2 cups beef broth (or water)
1 cup elbow macaroni

Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.
Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce….

2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

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