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May 11, 2016

Ground Beef Macaroni Verde

Ground Beef Macaroni Verde is the perfect weeknight pasta dinner 

Delicious, creamy Ground Beef Macaroni Verde packed with crunchy vegggies will become your next dinner favorite and it is such a quick and easy recipe too !

Hey there everyone ! Oh, am I glad to be putting a new recipe on the blog to share with you. After some ongoing health issues, today marks exactly 2 months of me not blogging, and I thought it a great time to add a recipe again.

But I hope this quick and easy Ground Beef Macaroni Verde will make up for the time I have been away!

The doctor ordered me 6 weeks of not using my arms, right arm specifically, but it took slightly longer to get better this time, BUT, I have also received the most amazing speech program from my sweet blogging friend all the way from Texas, thanks Evelyn from My Turn For Us ! With the help of the program I can finally answer e-mails, type letters and of course this blog post ... isn't that just awesome?? And you guys already know my hubby helps with the cooking.

I am just happy to be back (sort of!), not that I have a clue on how often I will be able to share a recipe, but I do have a few on hand. Today's recipe is not really a traditional macaroni verde, but one that I adapted to suit our carnivorous tastes a bit more, by adding ground beef.

The recipe is enough for 6 adult sized servings but can be stretched easily to serve 2 - 3 adults and 3 kids with a small side dish if you so wish. We enjoy the Pasta dish on it's own with a dessert afterwards.

Ground Beef Macaroni Verde


6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

500g Macaroni
1 TB Olive Oil
500g Lean Ground Beef
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups Cheddar, grated
2 cups White Sauce  (Homemade or Store-bought)
1 1/2 cups Broccoli, blanched
1 1/2 cups Green Beans, blanched     (whole or chopped)

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a large oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Cook the Macaroni as per the instructions on the packet.
3.) Meanwhile, heat the Oil in a skillet and cook the Ground Beef until done - remove from the heat and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.
4.) Add 1 cup Cheddar and the Parsley to the cooked Beef and stir through.
5.) Drain the Pasta and transfer to a large mixing bowl - add the Beef mixture, together with the White Sauce, Broccoli and Green Beans to the Pasta - gently stir through.
6.) Transfer to a large oven dish, sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar and bake 30 minutes.
7.) Remove from the oven and let stand 3 minutes.

Serve with a small side dish or a salad on the side.


Delicious, creamy Ground Beef Macaroni Verde packed with crunchy vegggies will become your next dinner favorite and it is such a quick and easy recipe too !


Here is another great Pasta recipe which is very popular on the blog this week !


Amish Country Casserole


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Delicious, creamy Ground Beef Macaroni Verde packed with crunchy vegggies will become your next dinner favorite and it is such a quick and easy recipe too !

4 comments:

  1. Good post! The dish looks great and easy to make. Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best.-Chris Thompson

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  2. I have missed your posts. I'm glad you're on the mend. Best wishes for a full recovery!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca ! One day at a time, as they say :-)

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  3. hi linda will try some of your recipes look so nice.was nice to meet you take
    care of yourself

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