3 Tbs olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
¾ lb mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
2 lbs lean ground beef
3 ½ cups tomato sauce
1 ½ lbs cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
In skillet, saute onion in oil until limp, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and fry until juices are released, about 5 minutes. Add beef and cook, stirring, breaking up clumps, until no longer red. Remove from heat and mix in tomato sauce and all but 1 cup of cheese.
Transfer to greased 11 X 14 baking dish and add macaroni. Toss gently to mix. Scatter remaining cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven until browned and bubbling for 35 to 40 minutes.
Serving Size - 10-12
Review: I loved the taste of the melted cheese in the meat mixture. I pre seasoned the beef and used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato and garden pasta. It was good.