BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

October 19 2009

Beefy Macaroni Hot Dish

8 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup buttered bread crumbs

Heat oven to 350.

In a heavy skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; brown ground beef and onion. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper and chili powder. Reduce heat; simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. In a lightly greased baking dish, combine meat mixture with cooked macaroni.

Stir in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Top with 1 cup buttered bread crumbs and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes, or until hot and the top is lightly browned.