Retrofood: Beef-Macaroni Casserole
There are days when some retro foods come to mind and then you just have to have it. Our cantine at work is doing retro themed autumn menu right now and it got me thinking of all the good things that I have eaten years back, but have not cooked in a long while. This Beef-Macaroni Casserole is jazzed up a bit, and is not as bland as it used to be, so I can proudly introduce the re-newed version for your taste buds only!
- 400 g ground beef
- 4 dl of macaroni
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cheese flavoured cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- Taco spice mix
- Black pepper
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 1 tbs water
- 150g grated emmental
- Boil the macaroni to little more than al dente
- Heat the oven to 200 C
- Fry the beef with taco spice mix
- Mix the tomato paste with water to make it more liquid and add to the fried beef, mix well
- Once the macaroni is boiled you can pour it to a baking pan, and then pour the fried beef and mix well.
- Mix the eggs, milk, cream, black pepper and 2/3 of the grated emmental in a bowl
- Pour the egg-milk mix over the macaroni and beef
- Mix everything together and sprinkle the rest of the emmental over the dish
- Bake in the middle of the oven up to 40 mins, or until the dish is golden brown and the liquids have set.
- Let cool somewhat before serving
- Serve with a little bit of parmesan and with a side of greens if you feel up to it. I love to add ketchup over this dish to give it some sweetness.