Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cheeseburger Macaroni Part II




I love Cheeseburger Macaroni and have made it several times, each time changing it up a bit. I was feeling poorly earlier this week and craving total comfort food, so I decided to whip some up.

I added a few new ingredients to my usual recipe and it was better than ever! FYI this recipe makes enough for an Army!

1 box elbow macaroni
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 yellow onion, diced
2 tsp minced garlic
2 small cans of tomato sauce or 1 large can
1 can of Campbells Cheese Soup
8 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (as Paula says grate it yourself)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 small tub of cream cheese

*cook your ground beef and sausage in a non stick pan, when it is about half way thru cooking add your onion, garlic, salt, pepper and the rest of the spices

*cook your macaroni to "al dente", drain and set aside in a large bowl

*combine the soup, 2 cans of tomato sauce, shredded cheese, cooked meat, cream cheese, cheddar, soup and the noodles, stir until well incorporated

*pour into a greased 9x13 pan

Cook at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly

**I served with garlic cheese bread and steamed green beans**

15 comments:

Spryte said...

Yum!! That looks great! My family would LOVE it!

Grace said...

wow. that's like the perfect slab of pasta, meat, and cheese. it's like lasagna, but not. it's so structurally-sound, i'm impressed...and hungry. :)

Bunny said...

I'm lovin this!! This is why I love blogging, finding family recipes like this, thank you!

Debbie said...

That looks like total comfort food! Looks great Cheryl! I think my son would love this.

Bethie said...

Have to make a note of this one for sure. My hot dish loving husband would gobble this right up!!

Pam said...

Total comfort food - it looks really tasty Cheryl. I hope your back is feeling better...no more sleeping on the garage floor girl.

Denise said...

My kids and hubby would inhale this, when it cools down I am so making this. Sleep in your bed, thats what it is there for..lol

The Blonde Duck said...

This is my new favorite must-make immediately-or-I-shall-perish-into-a pool-of-pity-meal.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have me drooling with the cheese soup and the cream cheese. I bet you felt so comfy eating this, it's da bomb!

Paula said...

First, I hope that your back is much improved. Next, your cheeseburger mac is AWESOME! I love how high its stacked, too! I bet it reheats wonderfully ... not that I'd have any leftovers. I like how you paired this with garlic bread and beans. And, I'm proud, yes proud, that you, too, shred your own cheese! :-)

MaryBeth said...

Sounds good, looks a little like my spaghetti pie. Love IT!!

Donna-FFW said...

Loving this yummy total comfort food.. my kids would devour this.

Hope you are feeling better..

Lynda said...

Cheryl, this is a perfect comfort food meal...love all that cheese!My family will love this!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I haven't tried making this one but it sure looks good..

Kevin said...

So simple, filling and tasty!

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