Macaroni gratin

8 servings Preparation time: 20mn Cooking time: 46mn Intermediate

Ingredients

600 g Macaroni n ° 4 EXTRA
600 g of ground meat
1 onion
4 dl milk
100 g butter
50 g grated Gruyere cheese
40 g flour
Salt and pepper
Nutmeg, thyme
Preparation instructions:
Cook the Macaroni Extra in a large pot of boiling salted water according to the time indicated on the packaging.

Preparation:

  1. Chop the meat with the onion; add the thyme, salt and pepper. Cook gently in a frying pan for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a béchamel with 60 g of butter which you will melt over low heat, add the sifted flour, mix well, add the cold milk only once, stir, boil for a few minutes, salt, pepper, add a hint of grated nutmeg.
  3. Mix the minced meat with this sauce. Drain the EXTRA macaroni, mix with the mince sauce. Add the grated Gruyere cheese.
  4. Butter a baking pan. Pour the preparation into it. Sprinkle with butter scraps made with the rest of the butter. Put in a hot oven (thermostat 7, 220 ° C) for 30 minutes.
    Extra tip: For a creamy and fluffy consistency, cook the macaroni in milk