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I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Creamy Noodles and Beef

Here's another "what the heck am I going to make for dinner" inventions! I used ground beef in this recipe, but you could easily substitute ground turkey or ground chicken. Your choice. It's easy and filling and best of all TASTY!


1 to 1 ½ lbs ground beef – I like the extra lean, you could substitute ground turkey or chicken as well.
1 white onion chopped
Drizzle of Olive oil

4 Tbls butter
4 rounded Tbls white flour
1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s Seasoning.
1 ½ cup milk
Chicken broth – approximately 2 – 3 cups.

1 pkg rotini, cooked and drained (I like the Bertolli brand – but use your favorite)


Heat a large skillet or pot. It needs to be large enough to mix the beef, sauce and pasta into it. Drizzle the olive oil into it. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent. Add the ground meat of your choice and cook until it thoroughly cooked.

Cook the pasta.

In a saucepan, melt the butter. Be careful not to let it burn. Add the flour, making a roux. Cook for just a minute to take the raw taste out of the flour. Slowly add the milk, whisking until thoroughly mixed. Begin adding the chicken broth – a little at a time – all the while whisking. You are making a cream sauce so you want it to be thick, but not like paste. And, you want to be able to pour it over the noodles and beef mixture. Once you have it to the consistency that you would like, add the Tony Chachere’s seasoning and mix well.

Once the beef mixture is cooked, and the pasta and been cooked and drained, add the pasta to the beef and mix well. Pour the sauce over the pasta and beef mixture. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste, if you feel it needs more seasoning.

Creamy Noodles and Beef

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Columbo said...

I really enjoyed this dish. I had several helpings during the week. Awesome! Love it!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Looks yummy to me!

foodbin said...

i loves mine with ground chicken

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