This recipe is always worth repeating. Good old fashioned soul food and perfect for fall weather. I am joining Decor To Adore for her Fall Food Party
Hope you enjoy.
1 lb. ground chuck crumbled and browned.
1 med. onion diced and cooked with the meat the last few minutes to infuse the flavor and soften the onion.
Sprinkle both generously with garlic salt while cooking.
1 pkg. elbow macaroni cooked and drained
2 sm. cans tomato sauce
1/2 can water
3/4 pkg shredded cheese. I always use the 3 cheese variety.
Cook the macaroni in boiling water while you brown the meat and onion in a skillet. Drain the macaroni well, then add the meat mixture. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Mix it all together well. Place into large casserole dish and cover with the cheese. Cover with foil (be sure to spray your foil with Pam or some kind of non stick spray so it won't stick to the cheese when baking.)
Place in a 350 oven and bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes. When you can see the bottom all bubbly and you are sure it has been heated all the way through and the cheese is melted and all gooy, then you are done. Makes 8 generous servings. I usually fix some garlic bread and a tossed salad to go with it.
All ready to add a little salad and some garlic bread and a super dinner.
1 lb. ground chuck $1.87 on sale this week
2 cans tomato sauce .20 c each on sale = .40c
1 pkg. macaroni shells $1 on sale
3/4 pkg shredded cheese $1.50 for the whole package on sale=$1.10
That's a total of $4.37
Add the salad and garlic bread and you still have a meal for under $10 for 8.
Mexican Variation - just add a small can of chopped green chilis and 1/2 pkg. of taco seasoning.
Great comfort food and a crowd pleaser every time you serve it.