Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cheesy macaroni with Parsley

Macaroni and cheese is one meal you could easy get addicted to. I don't know if my addiction for anything that has to do with cheese is partly to blame for my own addiction but one thing i definitely know is the fact that it's worth every penny i spend in making it. First of all, this meal wasn't baked like the usual way macaroni and cheese is usually made so you don't have to get your baking dish out, which is the last thing I'm in the mood to do whenever i'm hungry. Secondly, adding parsley to macaroni is really not for everyone so it's better to add it sparingly or substitute with something else i.e curry leaf. Here's how to make a quick cheesy macaroni meal the fam would enjoy.

How to make cheesy macaroni with parsley
• Prep time:  
15 mins
• Cook time: Less than an hour
• Yield:          6 servings
• Misc:          Serve Hot

• Level:         Easy

Ingredients:::
• 4 cups dried macaroni
• 1 small onion
• 300g Beef/ Minced meat
• Stock cube
• 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
• Optional spices: cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme
• Salt to taste
• 200g Cheddar cheese
• 1 cup parsley - chopped

Directions:::
Step 1: The first step is to grind your meat. This is really easy to do if you have a mincer, Grinder/ food processor. It also saves a whole lot of stress and money. To start, Wash the meat thoroughly with clean water then slice off the elastic muscles with a sharp Knife. Most times the grinder is not able to grind this part of the meat. Dice the meat into smaller chunks and place in the grinder - Grind. To skip this process, simply get minced meat.

Step 2: Chop the onion into small bits. In a medium sized pot, add the minced meat, chopped onion, crushed seasoning and just enough water to cover the pot. Steam for about 5 mins over medium heat and set aside.


Step 3: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Step 4: Cut up the cheese into smaller bits (as small as bean seeds). This step is very important and is done to enable the cheese melt easily once added to the pot. If you're using sharp cheddar cheese instead, grate it.

Step 5: Combine the steamed minced meat with the meat water inclusive (should be little), cooked macaroni, butter, salt, pepper and cheese. Continue cooking till the cheese melts and the liquid in the pot reduces.

Step 6: Add the chopped parsley and leave to simmer for 3 minutes. Serve hot!




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28 comments:

  1. Your food always looks so good. Ty once again Dobby.

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    1. Thank you too mr adela :)

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  2. Anonymous6:13 pm

    Nice one although there's no place to buy cheese and parsley in my area.

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    1. E be like say we dey stay for the same area.

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  3. Great post my kids will love this thanks! http://bobbydotubeproductions.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome Bobby. Glad to have you here.

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  4. world famous8:58 pm

    dobby is their any way you can put an icon that would enable someone search for recipes on your blog?

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    1. There is already. If you're browsing with a desktop or laptop computer simply click on Recipe index. If you're on mobile, click on "Home" and a dropdown menu would appear. Then, you can select the recipe index.

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  5. Anonymous12:56 pm

    Nice one.

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  6. Rosebelle12:36 am

    Nice job. Always de best

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  7. Rosebelle12:37 am

    Nice job, always de best

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  8. jumygold6:03 pm

    Please,Is parsley leaf also the same with the coriander leaf and can i get that parsley leaf with those igbo market women?,trying to compute my Ramadan food since am fasting in school and i want to add this one too....Thanks & God bless

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  9. jumygold6:03 pm

    Please,Is parsley leaf also the same with the coriander leaf and can i get that parsley leaf with those igbo market women?,trying to compute my Ramadan food since am fasting in school and i want to add this one too....Thanks & God bless

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    1. Hi jumygold,
      Parsley leaf is different from coriander but they look almost identical. Coriander is probably the easiest to recognize, as its leaf shape is clearly more rounded and usually have leaves a shade of green lighter than most parsleys. So if the shape of the leaves is not pointy, you can be sure that it is coriander.

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  10. Thanks Dobby for sharing mega chicken's secret. Trying this out.

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    1. lol! you're welcome amaka

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  11. Regina4:14 pm

    Thanks for this recipe, Dobby. My kids gonna love this! Please what leave can I use instead of parsley? Just in case I dont find it today in the farm where I usually get it.

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    1. Hi regina, you can use curry leaf instead.

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  12. Beautiful.. You make me hungry. Will try it out

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    1. Do keep us posted Chidinma :)

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  13. helllo nice one

    but is parsley leave same as commonly called Scent leave?

    if not what is the common name in Nigeria?

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    1. No it"s not the same. It's also not commonly sold although it is grown in the north in few farms.

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  14. Hi Dobby, you made a mouth watering cheesy macaroni with parsley. I want to make this food recipe this holiday season :)

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    1. Thanks Sargento, do let us know how it goes k :)

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