Hearty Beef, Mac and Cheese (02.29.16)

Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 14:13:37-05
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1
cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 3 Roma tomatoes tomatoes, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. In the same pan over low to medium heat, add butter, milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Mix in macaroni. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large skillet on medium to high heat, break up and brown ground beef; add salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and mac and cheese to the ground beef. Mix together and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add green onions and red pepper flakes, if using. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.