Monday, April 11, 2011

Cheeseburger Macaroni

This is a twist on a Krafts Food recipe.  My 11yr old son loves this stuff and can't get enough of it. He told me tonight that if he were a king he would request his servants to serve him this every night! I guess I am his servant....although I already knew this!  He would eat this stuff until he popped if I let him, he is in that stage of growing where he can never get enough...just as I sit down from doing dinner dishes he comes to me asking for a snack and I'm like, what?!!! He is gonna be tall I have a feeling, he only has a few inches to go to catch up with ol mom and I'm almost 5'7" but, he is only 11!  Anyways, you can do a lot to this recipe to adapt it to your likings by adding more veggies. Use 100% whole grain noodles to up the fiber,etc. This dish is SO nice because it is a one dish meal, the noodles cook in the same pan! BONUS!  We also like to add a can of diced tomatoes to this!
Cheeseburger Macaroni
1pound ground beef
2 3/4 C water
1/4C ketchup
1tsp onion powder, optional
2C elbow macaroni, uncooked
8oz velveeta, cubed
1can corn, drained, or 1-2C frozen corn
Brown meat and drain.  Add water, ketchup, onion powder;mix well.  Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni and cover.  Simmer on med-low heat 8-10minutes or until tender. Stir in corn and velveeta and cook until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.  My family likes to stir in cottage cheese to this dish.

3 comments:

Emma said...

I was actually wondering if there was a way that I could cook the pasta in with the rest of it! We'll have to give your version a try sometime!

Lara said...

Oops, that last comment was actually from me. :)

Christy said...

looks hearty and tasty! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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