Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

One of the best quick family-style mac and cheese casseroles I have run across.

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  1. Cook macaroni in large pot of boiling salted water until done; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large frying pan and sauté onion until softened.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  4. Add tomatoes, thyme, oregano and salt to taste.
  5. Cook about 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  6. In a small saucepan, whisk together flour and milk.
  7. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Continue cooking 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
  10. Stir until cheese is melted.
  11. Stir into meat sauce.
  12. Combine with macaroni.
  13. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  14. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  15. Bake at 375° until golden, about 20 minutes.