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This skillet meal Beefy Mac and Cheese combines the ease of quick clean up with homemade goodness my family loves. Skillet Meal Beefy Mac and Cheese was inspired after my last shopping trip to ALDI.
Skillet Meal Beefy Mac and Cheese
I am always looking for quick meals that have fresh ingredients and this one encompasses everything I need to get a home cooked meal on the table, along with easy clean up with just one pan.
After my last trip to ALDI and I saw how much money I could save, I bought some of my favorite ingredients and made one of my family’s favorite meals. They love Mac and Cheese and by adding some lean hamburger, it gives them the protein they need.
I like to make a salad to go with this meal, so they get all the nutrition they need. Since ALDI has a nice ready made Caesar Salad by Little Salad Bar, I went with that since I was going for a nice quick and easy meal.
ALDI recently opened 25 new stores in Southern California. You can find out where your closest ALDI is here. Shopping at ALDI saves you up to 50% on your grocery bills with high quality products at everyday low prices.
Beefy Mac and Cheese Recipe
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 tb Carlini Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 tb minced garlic
- 1 ts Stonemill Essentials Basil Leaves
- 2 ts Stonemill Essentials Oregano
- 2 cans Happy Harvest Crushed Tomatoes in juice 28 oz each
- 2 ts Stonemil Essential Chili Powder
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 3/4 pound Reggano Elbow Macaroni
- 8 oz grated Happy Farms Mild Cheddar Cheese
Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook it until browned. Drain fat and set aside.
Wipe out the skillet, add the oil, and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until tender.
Return the beef to the skillet and add the basil, oregano, canned tomatoes, chili powder and 2 cups of water. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Increase the heat to high and let come to a simmer. Add the elbow macaroni, stir and cover the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the macaroni is tender and most of the liquid is gone, about 8 minutes.
Sprinkle cheese on top, then cover the skillet and cook util cheese is melted, about 60 seconds.
You can cut this recipe in half, if you want to reduce to 5 servings.
Serve and enjoy.
Enjoy this skillet meal beefy mac and cheese recipe and save money by shopping at ALDI.
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