CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Beef-Macaroni-Cheese Layer CasseroleHamburger hotdishes always score points with kids.
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Hamburger hotdishes always score points with kids.
Beef-Macaroni-Cheese Layer Casserole
2 3-serving-size boxes macaroni and cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves, minced
1½ teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
Salt, pepper and/or crushed red pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed; set aside. Brown meat with garlic and oregano in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in tomatoes and juice. Season to taste with salt, pepper and/or crushed red pepper. Spoon meat mixture into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with prepared macaroni and cheese. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from oven. Top with cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes, or until cheese melts. Cut into squares.
Yield: Serves 12.
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