Macaroona Bechamel- layered macaroni casserole w/ground beef

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 422.2
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.7 mg
  • Sodium: 145.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

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Introduction

This is a dish common around at least North Africa. I encountered it in Libya.

Makes 9"x13" pan about 12 pieces.
Plain Bechemel Sauce
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 to 3 c milk warmed
melt butter add flour, whisk for about a minute, whisk in milk. Warm on med heat until it begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
This is a dish common around at least North Africa. I encountered it in Libya.

Makes 9"x13" pan about 12 pieces.
Plain Bechemel Sauce
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 to 3 c milk warmed
melt butter add flour, whisk for about a minute, whisk in milk. Warm on med heat until it begins to thicken. Remove from heat.

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Ground beef, extra lean, 16 oz
    Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia)
    Spaghetti noodles, 16 oz
    Ground Coriander, .5 tsp
    Turmeric, ground, .5 tsp
    Coriander leaf, dried, 3 tbsp
    Parsley, 2 tbsp
    Flour, whole grain, .5 cup
    Butter, unsalted, 3 tbsp
    Milk, nonfat, 2 cup
    Parmesan Cheese, grated, .5 cup

Directions

cook spaghetti per package directions. While spaghetti is cooking dry saute dice onion or saute in a little water add ground beef. Break up beef as it cooks. When beef is cooked add salt & pepper to taste, coriander, turmeric, then set aside.

When I have drained the spaghetti I use the same pot to make a Bechemel sauce. Add salt & pepper to taste, parsley & coriander leaf. Add spaghetti to sauce.

Layer about 1/2 spaghetti mix in bottom of pan, layer ground beef, add rest of spaghetti mix, top with Parmesan.

Bake covered in 350F oven for about 30min or until center feels firm.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SMMGRAHAM.

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