Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese



Oh I'm back.  Been so busy this past month, the time has just flown by. The wine business keeps me on my toes and in a constant whirlwind of activity.

However, some things never change...like my oldest son always asking for a cheeseburger these days.  He's growing and always craving something different.

He wasn't sure this Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese sounded good at first, but happily devoured it after taking his first bite. Needless to say it's quite filling and no one needed dessert. 

I'm sure you will like it!


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 2 quart oval baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling and cook according to package directions.  Drain.

While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add sirloin, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.  Cook 6 minutes until no longer pink.  Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in ketchup and mustard.  Transfer to a bowl.


Return skillet to medium heat and add butter.  Once melted, whisk in flour, then add milk in a thin stream.  Bring to a simmer and cook 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 cups of the cheese.  Stir in pasta. 


Pour into prepared dish.  Top with meat mixture, remaining cheese, sliced tomatoes and bread crumbs. Spritz with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 20 minutes and increase heat to broil for 2 more minutes at the end.


A meal in itself.

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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Recipe from: Inspired by Family Circle | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground sirloin or ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 quart oval baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sirloin, breaking apart with a wooden spoon. Cook 6 minutes until no longer pink. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in ketchup and mustard. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Return skillet to medium heat and add butter. Once melted, whisk in flour, then add milk in a thin stream. Bring to a simmer and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir in pasta.
  • Pour into prepared dish. Top with meat mixture, remaining cheese, sliced tomatoes and bread crumbs. Spritz with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and increase heat to broil for 2 more minutes at the end.

Other Cheeseburger Macaroni Inspired Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni ~ Framed Cooks
Cheeseburger Mac Soup ~ Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Cheeseburger Casserole ~ SkinnyTaste

Three Years Ago: Caramelized Chocolate, Banana and Marshmallow Sandwiches

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10 Comments

  1. Barbie with a T 1

    I was wondering where you were! Good to see you back on and posting. Chemo got me down, so I am on a two week “vacation” so I can rebuild my immune system. Four months left to go! This dish looks like a good way for me to start building. I try to eat a lot of lean meat and veggies. Thanks for posting. Glad the wine business is doing so well for you.

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  2. Tammy 2

    I have a daughter that would love that! It looks really tasty.

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  3. Anna 3

    I’ve missed seeing your new recipes! And what a coincidence: last night I looked up three of your mac and cheese recipes, and then you posted another one today! I just realized that I haven’t made the Gnocchi Mac and Cheese yet. My husband is in China right now, and that will be a perfect welcome home meal!

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  4. LilSis 4

    YUMMY!! Your photos are making me drool! Another one of your fabulous recipes that I’ll have to make for my son!

    Happy Easter!

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  5. John 5

    Looks great, as usual. Makes me wish I had a backyard. That dish looks like something that just has to be eaten outside, on a warm night.

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  6. Lisa 6

    Looks wonderful. Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas an meals. I have been on this site for a year and never posted and thought it was time to say THANKS. You have brought alot of great food and happiness into my home

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  7. Mrs. L 7

    I grew up with Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper as a favorite (don’t judge :)…I’ll have to make this as a good substitute!

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  8. Oh my… This…Looks…DELICIOUS! It’s kind of like a really fancy, home made, Hamburger Helper, only I can justify eating this! YUM

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  9. Greg B 9

    I just ran 7 miles and haven’t eaten breakfast yet. This is what I *need* right now!

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  10. Caprice 10

    This looks so yummy. Will be making this today for my family. Especially on this rainy day! :)

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