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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This recipe for Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese, by , is from The Dimiceli Cucina, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Judith Dimiceli
Added: Saturday, January 3, 2009


1 pound cavatappi pasta
1 pound ground sirloin
1 tablespoon grill seasoning
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup yellow mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium red onion, chopped
Salt and ground black pepper
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups grated yellow Cheddar cheese, divided
1 1/4 cups grated Swiss cheese, divided
3 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 deli-style pickle, chopped

Preheat oven 400
Add pasta to boiling salted water and cook al dente
Drain the cooked pasta and reserve
Combine ground sirloin, grill seasoning, ketchup and mustard
Using 1 tablespoon of meat roll into small balls
Place the meatballs onto a baking sheet
Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and bake 15 minutes
Leave meatballs in oven and turn on broiler
Heat saucepan over med heat with 1 T olive oil and 2 T butter
Cook red onion with salt and pepper until softened
Sprinkle flour over top and cook 1 minute
Whisk in milk, salt and pepper and cook until thickened
Remove sauce from heat and whisk in 1 cup of each cheese
Add the pasta to cheese sauce and meatballs, toss to combine
Pour into a 9x13 dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses
Place the dish under the broiler until golden brown and bubbly
Top with the chopped tomatoes and pickles, and serve




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