1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1/3 cup no sugar added ketchup (Heinz makes a "reduced sugar" ketchup made with Splenda. That is what I currently use.)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 c. whole wheat pasta (I usually use a rotelle shaped pasta, but elbow would be fine too!)
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) 2% Velveeta Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
handful of shredded Cheddar cheese(This cuts the processed cheese taste a bit. Not necessary, but we like it this way)
salt and pepper to taste
1 bag frozen broccoli florets (optional, but I think it tastes much better with the broccoli)
In a large pan, brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic.
While the ground beef is browning, cook the pasta per the package instructions and also cook the broccoli till it is still slightly firm. If you microwave the broccoli, cook it the shortest amount of time on the package. If you are using fresh broccoli, just steam it until done to your liking. You don't want it mushy, or it will break apart when you stir it into your cheeseburger mac!
Drain cooked ground beef mixture, and add the ketchup, onion powder, cheeses, and salt and pepper. Cook over a medium-low heat, stirring until the cheese melts. Toss in the cooked macaroni and broccoli. Heat through if necessary, and serve!
Eating beachy since February 2010.