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Baked Mac

tophergrace08's picture
craving for a pasta? why don't you try something different by baking it? try this baked beef macaroni that is oozing with cheese topping that is filled with meaty beef and tomato sauce.
Ingredients
  Macaroni pasta 400 Gram
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Kilogram (sirloin, if you want minimal fat)
  Tomatoes 1⁄4 Kilogram, chopped
  Onions 1⁄4 Kilogram, chopped
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), finely chopped (peeled)
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato catsup 200 Milliliter
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cheddar cheese 225 Gram, grated
Directions

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well and set aside.

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a sauce pan. Add the ground beef, breaking up the lumps. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the meat starts to brown or until cooked. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the tomato catsup. Season with salt, pepper and some sugar. The sugar will neutralize the acidity of the tomato paste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for few minutes.

While the sauce simmers, prepare the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan. When frothy, add the flour all at once, stirring. Let the flour cook for about 5 minutes to remove any floury taste in the cooked topping. Usually, the flour is cooked when the mixture starts to turn golden brown. Pour in the water in a thin stream, stirring as you do. The mixture will be lumpy at this stage. Pour in the milk slowly, again, stirring as you pour. By the time all the milk has been incorporated into the mixture, it will appear to be a little thin. Don’t worry; the cheese will thicken them to the required consistency. Add the cheese. Set the heat to low and let the cheese melts, stirring the mixture occasionally. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper.

When the sauce is done, add the cooked pasta and toss well.
Pour the pasta and sauce into a baking dish. Make sure that the dish is large enough so that the mixture is an inch below the rim. You will still be adding the topping. Everything will simmer and bubble during baking and you don’t want the sauce and topping falling onto the oven floor.
Pour the topping onto the pasta mixture, spreading to seal the edges. If you don’t seal the edges, the exposed pasta will dry up during baking.
Bake in a preheated 200-220oC oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. How brown depends on you. A well-browned topping is more aromatic and attractive.
Let the baked macaroni rest for about 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with garlic sticks or buttered toast.

For gourmet cooking:
Add ½ cup of cream cheese aside from the cheddar cheese for the topping.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Feel: 
Meaty, Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef, Cheese, Meat, Milk Product, Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
8
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8 Comments

jessel's picture
I just want to know on how to cook the "Baked Mac" that's my favorite pasta. Please send it to my e-mail (jesselia@yahoo.com) the procedures and ingredient of Baked Mac, please.... Thanks!
calvin roberts's picture
please send recipe for baked mac to my email, thank you CAL
paradox's picture
please send the recipe of bake mac.tnx
win's picture
wat de???? hurm look nice....i think its too cmplectd i see>>>>
gemz's picture
i really love to cook. can u please send me the recipe to my email? and also the measuring of all the ingredients for 1kilo of macaroni. please! i will expect your response. Thanks! 1
susan sarmiento's picture
i really love to cook pls email me some recipes.i will wait ur response.thanks a lot..
clatox's picture
you forgot about the onions
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hey yea the onions were not added to the sauce. I have included them in the recipe directions. Thanks for pointing out the error. Hope you will try this recipe, it is really delicious.