Friday, May 14, 2010

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

½ lb ground beef (we used venison)
¼ cup chopped onion
1 2/3 c. spaghetti sauce
2 oz. Spaghetti
2 T. butter
4 tsp. flour
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup evaporated milk (we used whole milk)
1/3 cup water
10 – 12 slices American Cheese
2 TBSP Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef and onion in frying pan. Drain off fat. Add spaghetti sauce, simmer for 10 minutes. Break spaghetti into thirds. Cook according to package directions. Rinse and drain. Add spaghetti and sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour and salt. Slowly add milk and water. Cook over med. heat, stir constantly, until thickened. Add 5 slices American cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until melted. Spread ½ Spaghetti in bottom of 10” by 6” by 2” baking dish. Spoon all of cheese sauce over spaghetti. Top with remaining Spaghetti mixture and remaining 5 slices of American Cheese. Bake at 350* for 15 – 20 minutes.

Note: We used 8 oz. of grated cheddar on top and melted all the American cheese in the sauce. :-)

I think this is one of the best recipes of all time. We had it on Ellie's birthday (May 3rd) and everyone liked it so well, I decided that I should share it with you. :-)

Btw, we quadrupled the recipe and didn't have very many leftovers.

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