Macaroni and meat ( bashamel

How to make Macaroni and meat ( bashamel )

This meal  is a Famous dish in the Middle East . It’s so delicious and healthy because it contains calcium, fibers, carbohydrates. It is an easy and fast meal to cook, does not require effort.  Moreover, the ingredients are not expensive at all.

Preparing time: 1 hour 


1 Ib ground beef

3 spoons of vegetable oil 

1 package macaroni 

1-liter whole fat milk

1 small bag of Mozzarella cheese

3 tablespoons of corn starch 

2 chopped tomatoes 

1 chopped onion 

1 minced garlic 

1 big tomato paste can

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika 

½ teaspoon cumin powder 

½ tablespoon black paper powder 

1 squeeze lemon 

1 tablespoon turmeric 

1 tablespoon Dried coriander

Pinch of cardamom 

Pinch of Oregano 


(The beef)

  1. Heat the oil and fry the onion for 5 minutes 
  2. Add the tomatoes and the garlic and stir for 5 minutes 
  3. Add all the spices and stir for 1 minute ( except the lemon juice and the tomato paste )
  4. Add the ground beef , cook until half cooked
  5. Pour the tomato paste with the lemon and keep stirring for 5 minutes 

( milk mixture )

  1. Heat the milk at medium heat 
  2. Add the corn starch, pinch of salt and black paper keep whisking
  3.  A hint of minced garlic and Oreganos 
  4. Until the milk mixture becomes thick, remove the pot from the stove

(Macaroni )

Boil  it until cooked then remove it from the water

(The plate) to put it in the oven 

  1. Add one layer of macaroni and add 5 spoons of the milk mixture
  2. Add the beef over the first layer 
  3. Add another layer of macaroni without milk mixture 
  4. Pour the rest of the milk mixture over the second layer of macaroni 
  5. Add the mozzarella cheese on the last layer and little of oregano on the top
  6. Cook it for half an hour up and down (180 c) 

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