CHEESEBURGER MAC AND CHEESE – January 20 – National Cheese Lover’s Day

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 cup plus 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large stock pot over high heat bring 2 quarts water to a boil.  Add the elbow macaroni and salt.  Cook until al dente and remove from heat.  Drain and leave the elbow macaroni in the colander.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat add the ground beef and onion.  Cook until the beef is browned, about 6-8 minutes.  Drain the excess grease and add the garlic.  Cook for 1 minute.   
  4. Add the beef, crushed tomatoes, half-and-half, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and yellow mustard to the stock pot over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Slowly stir in 1 cup of the sharp cheddar cheese.  When the cheese is melted add the elbow macaroni and fold into the mixture.  
  5. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 pan and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.  
  6. Bake until the cheese is melted.

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Tomorrow is New England Clam Chowder Day.  The ingredients are listed below:

  • 2 quarts half-and-half
  • 3 slices bacon
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups red potatoes, diced
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon thyme
  • 2 6.5 ounce cans minced clams with juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup flour plus additional if needed
  • Parsley, optional
 

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