Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beefy Mac ( Not Hamburger Helper ) & Stir Fry Broccoli

This is a family favorite. The pasta makes enough to feed my family of 6 for 2 nights. The only thing I have to fix is another veggie. The total cost for both nights including a veggie came to $13.93. That means it was $6.97 a night and $1.16 a plate. That's not bad if I don't say so myself.

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 box of beef broth ( 4 cups )
  • 2 cups of water
  • 16 oz of elbow macaroni
  • 2 (12oz) cans evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup processed cheese sauce
  • 16 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Preheat large saute pan on med. high heat. place ground beef in pan .Stir to break up into pieces.
2. Continue to cook until beef is brown and no longer pink.

3. Stir in broth, water, and macaroni; bring to a boil. Cook 10 -12 min. or until liquid is mostly absorbed and macaroni is tender ,stirring occasionally.

4.Stir milk into pasta: remove from heat. Add in both cheeses. Stir until smooth and melted.

Broccoli Ingredients:
  • 1-2 lbs of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of stir fry sauce
1. Heat about 2 Tbs. of veg. oil in a large pan.

2. While oil is heating cut broccoli up into preferred sizes.

3.When oil is hot place broccoli in the pan and cook for about 5 min. stir constantly.

4. Add in the stir fry sauce and continue to cook until desired tenderness. You may have to add a little extra oil. Remember to continue to stir it.

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