Mac ‘n Cheese Greek Style… By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , , ,   ,

August 15, 2015

Celebrating the marriage of macaroni cheese, Greek style, seasoned lamb in a herby tomato sauce topped with crispy breadcrumbs dripping in melted cheese.......A truly simple and delicious supper time treat, served with a handful of tomato & oregano flatbreads........

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 Generous

Ingredients

500 Grams Macaroni

2 tbsp Vegetable oil

1 Medium Onion, diced

1 Medium Red bell pepper

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper

1 tsp Ground cumin

1 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano

400 Grams Lamb mince

400 Grams Canned, Chopped tomatoes

100 Grams Graviera

50 Grams Bread crumbs

50 Grams Unsalted butter

6 tbsp Plain flour

625 ml Full fat milk

1 tsp Fine sea salt

100 Grams Graviera

200 Grams Strong cheddar

Directions

1.  Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions in salted water.  Rinse and drain, set aside.

2.  In a large frying pan or saucepan add the vegetable oil and fry the diced onion for 5 minutes until golden, add the sliced pepper and spices (cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano) stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Add the minced lamb and cook until brown, adding the chopped tomatoes stir and leave to gently simmer for 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3.  Make the sauce by melting the butter into a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook stirring continually for 1 minutes.  Pour the warmed milk into the saucepan in a steady stream, whisking continually for 3-5 minutes until it starts to thicken, season with sea salt and pepper.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheese.

4.  Pour the hot sauce over the macaroni in a large bowl and mix well until all the macaroni is coated in the sauce.

5.  Add the macaroni into the lamb and stir well, season to taste.  Pour into a large baking dish and spread over evenly.  Scatter with cheese and seasoned bread crumbs.  Place under a hot grill for 5-10 minutes until bubbling and golden brown.  Serve straight to the table.  Enjoy.

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