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Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

"I developed this dish while visiting a friend," says Mary Cokenour of Monticello, Utah. "She came home late from work and didn't have time to grocery shop. So I threw together this all-in-one skillet dish using pantry staples. Her family was so impressed that now she makes it for them once a week."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Additional cheddar cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add the macaroni, barbecue sauce, pepper and cayenne.
  • In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Stir in cheese until melted. Pour over the macaroni mixture; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 456 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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