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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Cheesy macaroni with minced beef casserole




This wonderful delicious recipe is from Ashley Wagner and her recipe link is here


It was full flavoured with cheese and the minced beef.

The top was also amazing with cheese and panko crumbs!

I did mine as a reduced portion and I skipped chili powder

Ingredients (reduced portion)
1/4 piece Onion chopped, 1 large pc garlic chopped, 300 gm minced beef, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes (about 200 gm), macaroni about 200 gm, paprika n black pepper and salt, lite sour cream 1/2 cup, milk 2 tablespoon, oil for frying
Panko crumbs 1/2 cup 
Shredded cheddar cheese slightly more than 2 cups

Method

1. Cook macaroni and drain water and set aside 

2. Prepare beef
Please fry the onions with about 1 tablespoon oil till a bit translucent
Add in the garlic and fry for about 30 seconds
Turn fire to low heat now
Add in the minced beef, salt 1/2 teaspoon, sprinkle black pepper and paprika and fry till beef is browned
You may need to adjust by adding a little oil so that the beef won't stick to base of pan
Now add in the diced tomato with juice and fry for a while more.

Now add in the macaroni, the sour cream n milk n the cheddar cheese 1 cup. Stir for awhile . Off the fire and stir evenly.

3. Baking 
Place into a casserole ( I used a round glass one)
Cover the macaroni top with 1/2 cup or more cheddar cheese 
Top with 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs
Do not expose macaroni or they turn hard

Bake in oven at 190 degree Celsius for about 30 minutes and the top browns nicely . I did turn the dish at about 15 mins for more even browning.

Frying beef with tomato

Added macaroni 

Added the other ingredients sour cream, milk, cheddar cheese

See the cheese melted?

Cover with more cheese  ( I didn't cover enough so a bit of macaroni hardened)

Cover with Panko crumbs 

Browned nicely and smells so great!


The next day I warmed again to eat as lunch

Enjoy the casserole!