Friday, February 10, 2012

Beef-a-roni, Recipe rewind, because some things are too good to miss!

Recipe rewind, because in the beginning there is a blogger who has no readers. She still posts great food in hopes that the readers will come..........you can also view it here in the archives, Saturday May 8, 2010.

 
When I started this post yesterday, my computer did not cooperate, and that is why I am offering a Recipe rewind on a Friday instead of the usual Thursday.......


Using the grilled burgers diced up, gave this dish a wonderful flavor. I will probably grill up extra burger patties in the future to use in dishes, the added flavor is great!

I decided on homemade beef-a-roni after seeing this link on the Perfect Pantry/facebook. I do not like pasta as much as Mr Ruhlman, so I won't use a full pound! I like recipes like this, they are easy and easy to adapt to what you have on hand or your family likes. My kind of make it up, use it up, and eat it up arrangement.

Homemade Beef-a-roni my way and your way too!

1 medium onion diced 1/4 inch
1 T oil
1 t garlic salt
2 14 oz cans Italian stewed tomatoes
Seasoning of choice, I chose to make this very simple but you could add your families favorites here.

1 - 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or this is a great way to use up extra grilled meat, diced 1/4 inch

8 oz elbow macaroni (or up to 12 oz, depending upon how much pasta your family likes)

2 c (or more, it is up to you) grated cheese, use what you have


Saute the onion in the oil, until wilted, add the garlic salt and cook on low while preparing the tomatoes. Pour both cans of tomatoes into a blender and puree, add this to the onions. If using raw beef, saute separately and drain the excess fat, add to the tomato mixture. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Cook pasta until 1/2 done, drain well. Stir into the tomato mixture and turn into a 9X13 glass pan. Cover with the grated cheese and bake 30 minutes.

Yum, and this reheats well also. Add a green vegetable or a salad and some fruit and dinner is done.

As always thanks for taking a moment to stop by. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments.

This post is shared with:
gallery of favorites @ premeditated leftovers
weekend potluck @ the country cook

5 comments:

bakingbad said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Weekend Potluck!

Alea Milham said...

Your beef-a-roni looks tasty! And your idea to share posts from the early days is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this with the Gallery of Favorites.

Aunt B said...

Thanks for the post. My fella will love this casserole. :)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your Beef-a-roni looks and sounds delicious - I love pasta bakes like that, especially when they use up leftovers too! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

Tiffanee said...

Oh Yum that looks so delicious!!