1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1/4 tsp. pepper
8 oz. elbow macaroni
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/4 cup flour
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can tomato puree
3 cups milk
1 lg. onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Prepare macaroni according to directions. Rinse with cold water;
drain. Stir flour into melted butter in a heavy saucepan. Gradually
stir in milk & cook until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cover &
cool the white sauce. Brown the ground beef & onion in a large fry
pan. Pour off drippings. Sprinkle salt, pepper, cinnamon, & oregano
over beef. Stir in tomato puree & cook slowly for 10 minutes. Beat
together egg, & 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese. Gently stir in macaroni.
Gradually stir in 2 cups of the white sauce into the macaroni
mixture. Place 1/2 macaroni mixture into a buttered 11-3/4 x 7-1/2
inch baking dish. Spoon beef mixture in an even layer over macaroni.
Place remaining macaroni mixture over the beef. Pour remaining white
sauce over the top. Bake in moderate 375° F. oven for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese, & continue baking 20-25
minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let
stand 15 minutes before cutting into squares.