Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spinach Beef Macaroni Bake


Another hearty dish to enjoy with. I was looking for any ground beef and macaroni recipe last night. Frank said his sister has a very tasteful bake macaroni recipe but we didnt have time to find it out. Instead, i came across with this one. Taste good. I remember the macaroni bake @ poprock's cafe in iligan. Eating it with a hot sauce amazed my co-teachers :)

PREP TIME 55 Min
COOK TIME 25 Min
READY IN 1 Hr 20 Min

INGREDIENTS
5 1/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
3 large carrots, shredded
3 celery ribs, chopped
2 (28 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

By the way, i used shell macaroni instead of elbows, i added tomato ketchup and used only 1/4 of each quantity above since it was only hubby and me who ate it. Still have leftovers :)

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DIRECTIONS
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook the beef, onions, carrots and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, salt, garlic powder, pepper and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain macaroni; add macaroni and spinach to beef mixture. pour into two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
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1 comment:

Z'riz said...

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