Mac&Cheeseburger plus My New Obsession

Sunday is usually a lazy day around our house. It is the perfect day to unwind from all of the weekend madness. It’s also a perfect day to try a new recipe and cook dinner from scratch. The hubs was working today so we ended up spending an entire glorious day at our house. Tonight I turned to my culinary hero Rachael Ray for a new dinner idea. I decided to make something that hopefully the hubs would enjoy so I ended up trying a “Mac and Cheese(burger) recipe.

This recipe is actually very simple. I began by combining 1lb of lean organic ground beef, grill seasoning 1/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup mustard in a bowl.

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Next, I shaped the beef mixture into several tiny “burger” meatballs and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

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As the meatballs were baking I softened 1 chopped red onion in 2 tablespoons of butter.

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To this mixture I added 2 tablespoons of flower, 2 cups of whole milk, salt and pepper.

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Once this basic sauce thickened up I added in 2 cups of shredded 2% cheddar. Just a little tip I learned from my girl RR, if you stir in a figure 8 motion you end up with a smoother sauce!

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While the cheese sauce was coming together I boiled a box of whole grain pasta and pulled my precious little baby sized burger meatballs out of the oven.

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Finally, I combined everything in one big pot of yummy-ness!

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The final step is garnishing your dish with tomatoes, pickles, and any other burger trimmings you like!

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The dish was a huge hit and the best part is we have enough left to pack four lunches this week!!! PS: If you are counting WW points a serving of this clocks in at 13.

Tonight I am all about channeling my inner 16 year old and watching the MTV Video Music Awards but I have to share my new Reality TV obsession…

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Its TEXAS!! I am loving all things Texas right now. I think its becoming a problem.  Between this reality TV obsession and my undying love for the Dallas Cowboys I think it might be time to start planning another trip to the lone star state!! What do you think?

What is your reality TV obsession?? Are you watching the VMAs tonight?

 

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