Macaroni and Beef

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Bev

This I have not tried but certainly does look scrumptious! From Gourmet.

Top Review by Kikimony

This was good! I used the herbed beef broth for extra flavor. It was hard finding whole tomato puree so I had to use regular puree. I also added mushroom slices. Will make again, but maybe throw in some more herbs for extra flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Simmer chuck in broth in a 2 qt saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until meat is very tender, about 1 hour.
  2. While meat simmers, break up tomatoes by squeezing them into a bowl with puree.
  3. Cook onion in half of butter in a 4 qt saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until softened.
  4. Add tomatoes with puree, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar, then simmer stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  5. Preheat oven to 400.
  6. To make topping, toss together bread crumbs, 1 cup Cheddar, remaining melted butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until al dente, then drain in a colander.
  8. Cool macaroni 3 minutes, then tranfer to a large bowl.
  9. Toss with tomato sauce, beef with broth, remaining 3 cups cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Transfer macaroni mixture to a buttered 13x9x2" glass baking dish and spoon topping evenly over.
  11. Bake in middle of oven, uncovered, 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown and mixture is bubbling.
  12. Makes 8-10 servings.

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