Oven Beef Bounty
|Elbow macaroni||8 Ounce|
|Ground beef||2 Pound|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Canned mixed vegetables||2 Pound|
|Onion soup mix||2 Tablespoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||2 Tablespoon (Or enough for pan drippings to measure 4 tablespoons) (Optional)|
1 Cook macaroni, following label directions; drain.
Place in a 12-cup baking dish.
2 Shape ground beef into a large patty; brown in vegetable oil in a large frying pan 5 minutes on each side, then break up into chunks.
Remove with a slotted spoon and add to macaroni.
3 Drain liquid from vegetables into a 4-cup measure; add water to make 3 cups; stir in onion soup mix.
Add vegetables to meat mixture.
4 Pour drippings from frying pan, then measure 4 tablespoonfuls and return to pan.
If needed, add enough butter or margarine to measure 4 tablespoons.) Stir in flour, salt, and pepper: Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
Stir in onion-soup mixture; continue cooking and stirring until mixture thickens and boils 1 minute.
Fold into meat and vegetables; cover baking dish tightly.
5 Bake in moderate oven (350Â°) 1 hour, or until bubbly.