2 cups macroni
1 lb lean hamburger
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tbsp. butter or marg
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup soft bread crumbs
Oven 350 degrees. Spray casserole dish. Cook & drain macroni. Meanwhile in a skillet cook beef, 1/2 tsp salt & pepper over med-high 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked, drain. (I just cooked until it was done).
In a saucepan melt margarine over med heat, stir in flour, cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in milk, cook 5 to 6 minutes until mixture thickens slightly. (mine took a little longer then 6) Stir in broth and remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, fold in macroni.
Spoon 1/3 of macroni mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into casserole, top with half of the beef (about 1 1/2 cups), layer with another 1/3 macroni mixture, remaining beef and remaining macroni. Top with bread crumbs. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden. Makes 6 servings.
This is after the macroni is cooked and the cheese sauce is made, adding the two together.
Next another layer of macroni.
As you can see I should have divided the hamburger more evenly.
Bread crumbs on top, and in the oven it goes.
Here is what it looks like going in.
I chose 30 minutes
And it's done, looks like this is what is for supper tonight.
No strong overpowering taste, with simple garlic toast and some calcium, a pass.