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Cajun Macaroni Recipe
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Cajun Macaroni Recipe

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"When I follow my favorite meat loaf recipe, I end up with an extra half pound of ground beef," relates June Ellis. "So I came up with this easy dish to use it up." The Erie, Illinois cook brings this fast family-pleaser to the dinner table at a savvy 76 cents a plate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min,
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min,
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 337 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes and Cajun seasoning. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions, using 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in beef mixture; cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Macaroni in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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LloydB 221486
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"I really like this, the only change I made is, I made it with hot Italian sausage. It's great"

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Medic 716 204786
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Easy and has a good flavor to it."

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PatriciaFinn 91604
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"I can't wait to try this one. It sounds so easy. Has anyone tried making it with Italian Sausage?"

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rooshyj 34484
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Have made this quite a few times. Everyone eats plenty (I double the recipe). This time I forgot to check my cajun seasoning and I didn't have any. I substituted Jamaican jerk seasoning and it was just as good."

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arabianhorsefan 76910
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"This was delish and easy to make! Definitely would make this again. I used a mac and cheese that had a cheese sauce rather than the cheese powder. And next time I think I'll add more cajun. I also added black beans. Great comfort food dish!"

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curlybiscuit1 123176
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Wasn't awful, just not that good."

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ashleyfish 34483
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I just dont know about this one."

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Nazirite4God 40950
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"Wonderful recipe for a beginning cook. LOL!"

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Robby1 123175
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I am so glad you featured this recipe. We tried it and it is excellent!!! Delighted to add it as a regular in our meal planning!!!"

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mommamcd 102040
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"I used a full lb. of hamburger and no milk. Turned out geat. My 4 year old proclaimed it to be: beyond tasty"

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