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                         Chili-Macaroni and Cheese
 
 Recipe By     : Family Circle 9/17/96
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:35
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tbsp          chili powder
    1      tbsp          ground cumin
    1      tbsp          unsalted butter
      3/4  c             cornflake crumbs
      1/4  c             all-purpose flour
    4      c             milk
    2      tsp           salt
      1/2  tsp           hot pepper sauce
   12      oz            cheddar cheese -- shredded
    1      lb            elbow macaroni
    1      lb            ground beef
    1                    onion -- finely chopped
    2      tbsp          tomato paste
 
 Heat oven to 375.  Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Bring
 large pot salted water to boil.  Mix chili powder and cumin.  Melt butter in
 medium-size saucepan.  Add cornflake crumbs, stirring to coat.  Scrape onto
 waxed paper; reserve for topping.  (Wipe out saucepan with paper toweling).
 
 Shake flour and 1 cup milk in covered container until smooth.  Combine
 remaining milk, salt, hot pepper sauce and 1 tbsp chili powder mixture in
 saucepan.  Bring to simmering.
 
 Whisk flour-milk mixture into milk mixture in saucepan; cook, stirring, for 10
 minutes or until thickened and smooth.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 2 cups of
 the cheese.  Cover.
 
 Cook macaroni in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until firm but tender;
 drain.  Meanwhile, heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add beef and
 onion; cook, breaking of meat, for 6 minutes or until no longer pink.
 Carefully drain excess liquid from skillet.  Stir tomato paste and remaining
 chili powder mixture into meat mixture; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.  Remove
 from heat.
 
 Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in macaroni cooking pot.  Spoon half of
 mixture into prepared baking dish.  Spoon meat mixture into prepared baking
 dish.  Spoon meat mixture evenly over top, spreading level.  Top with
 remaining macaroni.  Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese and reserved corn
 flake crumbs.  Bake in 375 oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden
 brown.
 
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