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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Serves 8
Cuisine: American
Category: Pasta & Rice Dishes
Seasoned ground beef with fire-roasted tomatoes covered in creamy mac & cheese and crispy topping. Make this Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese casserole recipe for a budget-friendly meal your family will love.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 can (14.5-ounce) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups dried macaroni pasta
  • 1 can (12-ounces) evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces (1-cup) Velveeta cheese, cut into 8 chunks
  • 8 ounces (2-cups) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup plain or Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
  1. In a medium frying pan, heat 1-tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, salt and pepper; sear 5 minutes. Stir in red onion, sear another 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, mustard and Worcestershire, cook an additional 3 minutes. Layer the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with beef mixture. Wipe frying pan clean.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a 4-quart pan; boil macaroni 8 minutes (to “al dente”), drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  3. Preheat broiler. On the stovetop bring evaporated milk to a simmer in the frying pan over medium heat; whisk in chunks of Velveeta, gradually adding until melted. Whisk in shredded cheese gradually until creamy sauce has formed. Turn heat to low, stir cooked macaroni into cheese sauce; allow to set for 3 minutes and turn-off heat.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1-tablespoon canola oil with bread crumbs. Layer macaroni and cheese over the cooked beef and top with bread crumbs.
  5. Broil on high 4-5 minutes and serve. (Note: broilers vary and bread crumb topping can burn quickly if unattended. Watch carefully and pull when golden brown.)
Calories: 630cal total
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