Recipe: Baked Keema Macaroni

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The classic macaroni dish made even more hearty with keema of choice. Great for kids’ lunch. Check it out the Keema Macaroni Recipe here!

 

[one_fourth]Prep Time: 25 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Cook Time: 35 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Servings:  6[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]Difficulty Level: Medium[/one_fourth_last]

 

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Two (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1- 3/4 tsp coarse salt, plus more for cooking macaroni
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

[/tab] [tab]Yield: 6 servings

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Directions:
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned, about 7 minutes.

Step 4

Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add tomatoes, oregano, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Uncover, and simmer for 15 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside.

Step 6

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add macaroni; cook until al dente.

Step 7

Drain macaroni; set aside.

Step 8

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Increase heat to high, and while continuing to whisk, add milk and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.
Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.

Step 9

Beat eggs in a small bowl.

Step 10

Slowly whisk in 1 cup of hot cream sauce, being careful not to scramble eggs, then beat egg mixture back into cream sauce. Whisk in 3/4 cup Parmesan.

Step 11

Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter.

Step 12

Add half of the macaroni and Cover with 1 1/2 cups cheese sauce. Spread beef mixture evenly over. Layer with remaining macaroni; sprinkle with feta cheese.

Step 13

Top with remaining cheese sauce, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Step 14

Bake in oven until golden and bubbling, 35 minutes. Let stand until firm, about 15 minutes. Keema Macaroni is ready to serve.Enjoy!

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  • Serve with bean salad.

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