Beef and Macaroni Bake

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      Beef and Macaroni Bake
      8-oz pkg elbow macaroni or small shells, cooked, drained
      2 tbs olive oil
      1 cup chopped onion
      3 ribs celery, chopped
      1 green bell pepper, chopped
      1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
      3 medium cloves garlic, minced
      1 lb ground beef
      2 tsp Cajun seasoning
      2 14.5 oz tomatoes, undrained, diced
      2 tbs tomato paste
      1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
      1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
      2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
      Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.

      Add onion, celery, green and red pepper, and garlic. Continue to sauté the vegetables, stirring frequently, until the chopped onion is tender. Add ground beef and continue cooking, stirring, until beef is browned.

      Add the Cajun seasoning, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir to blend well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

      Stir in the cooked and drained macaroni and 2 cups of the shredded cheese, along with salt and pepper, as desired. Transfer to a lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Cover with foil.

      At this point, the casserole may be refrigerated for a few hours or overnight. Bake the covered casserole in a 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly (if it is cold from the refrigerator, it may take longer). Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and cook, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes longer.
      Serves 6 to 8.
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      may I print a recipe? and if so, how do I go about doing it?

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      @mimisbuddy1 201776 wrote:

      may I print a recipe? and if so, how do I go about doing it?

      You can print any thread you like. First, at the top of each thread is a list of user options, simply click on “thread” and then choose the print friendly link.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dirt Cheap Dinners Beef and Macaroni Bake