Monday, March 12, 2012


     One of my son's favorites, it has all the tastes of a cheeseburger mixed in, including the ketchup and mustard!  The secret to the crispiness on top is broiling for 2 minutes at the end.  Just keep the pan on the same middle rack. 

  • 16 oz. spiral macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. ground turkey or beef
  • minced or chopped onion (if desired)
  • 4 Tbsp.  margerine
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 bag Ritz crackers
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tsp. mustard

  1. Boil macaroni according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile, brown turkey or beef, drain, and add ketchup and mustard.
  3. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter over med/low heat and stir in flour with whisk, 1 tablespoon at a time. 
  4. Gradually stir in cup of milk, just a bit at a time, to avoid lumps.
  5. Add cheese and turn heat down to low, stir about 5 more minutes.
  6. Drain macaroni and mix with cheese mixture.
  7. Place meat mixture in 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Top with cheesy macaroni.
  9. Melt the other 2 Tbsp. butter and crush crackers.  Mix together and sprinkle over macaroni.
  10. Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes, turn oven to broil; broil 2 minutes or until crackers are browned. 
     Serves 6-8, but be prepeared for second helpings and ZERO left overs!!!  Soooo good!


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