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Comfort Food Craving? Make This Cheesy Baked Keema Macaroni!


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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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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