Feb
12

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

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Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

Everything you like on your favorite cheeseburger becomes a tasty macaroni and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups macaroni (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup whole or 1 percent milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash Sriracha sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook the pasta to al dente stage according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium saute pan, brown the beef or turkey. Just before it's cooked through, add the onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  3. Combine the cheese and 1/4 cup of milk and set aside.
  4. Drain cooked pasta well, and return to the pot. Turn to low.
  5. Using a slotted spoon or spider, sir in the beef/turkey and onion mixture to the pot with the pasta.
  6. Stir in the cheese and milk mixture. Continue to stir until the the cheese is melted.
  7. Stir in the relish, mustard, and Sriracha sauce.
  8. Check seasonings. If too thick, add the reserved milk.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

Include whatever condiments you like on a cheeseburger. And in the amounts you enjoy. Though the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sweet pickle relish, I generally add more because I love it!

Though I make this mac and cheese on the stove, it can be finished in the oven or under the broiler. Add bread crumbs to mimic the bun.

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