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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Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.
Stir in beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned, about 7 minutes.
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.
Uncover, and simmer for 15 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add macaroni; cook until al dente.
Drain macaroni; set aside.
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.
Beat eggs in a small bowl.
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.
Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter.
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.
Top with remaining cheese sauce, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Bake in oven until golden and bubbling, 35 minutes. Let stand until firm, about 15 minutes. Keema Macaroni is ready to serve.Enjoy!
- Serve with bean salad.