Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef

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4 reviews.
  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
1
cup soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices bread)

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired.
  3. 3 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in milk; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Fold in macaroni.
  4. 4 Spoon 1/3 of the macaroni mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into casserole; top with half of the beef (about 1 1/2 cups). Layer with another 1/3 of the macaroni mixture, remaining beef and remaining macaroni mixture. Top with bread crumbs.
  5. 5 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.

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