Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meatloaf with Mac and Cheese

When the weathr turns a little colder I love traditional comfort food like meatloaf.

Tonight I took
1 pound of ground beef
1/4 of a green pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 small cloves of garlic, diced
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs

Mix all ingredients together and form into a loaf.  Bake at 375 degrees Farenheit for about 45 minutes.  After 45 minutes spread on a topping of tomato sauce, 1/8 to 1/4 cup of molasses, a sprinkling of garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley.  Mix up and spread on meatloaf.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes until done.

Here is the recipe for the macaroni and cheese sauce.  You can do this same recipe on the stove in a double boiler (just heat the first ingredients and then add the cheese until it melts).

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
2 cups of cooked elbow macaroni
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups milk
1 cup cubed american cheese or other mild yellow cheese (I used a sharp cheddar)

Mix sauce with cooked macaroni in a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with a non stick cooking spray.   Add a bread crumb topping and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven.

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