This is a great recipe that we throw together and the whole family loves it...even the picky ones!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 large portions
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown hamburger. Drain fat, add tomatoes, corn, and beans and heat through. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

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  • Cook elbow macaroni in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Remove from heat and drain.

  • Top macaroni with meat mixture, grated cheddar, and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

877 calories; protein 39.2g 78% DV; carbohydrates 84.5g 27% DV; fat 42.6g 66% DV; cholesterol 120.5mg 40% DV; sodium 844mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2008
My family really enjoyed this meal. I did a bit different though. I cooked the ground beef with a teaspoon of minced garlic and about a 1/3 of cup of onions. I also added the chili powder and cumin as suggested by others. I went a little further and added a can of chopped green chilies and replaced the tomatoes with 24 oz. of salsa. I used rotini bacause I didn't have and macaroni noodles. After it was done I topped it with crushed tortilla chips cheese sour cream olives and taco sauce. Then I added chopped cilantro as a final garnish. It was delicious and dissappeared quickly. Thanks for the great recipe. We will make this one a lot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2010
this came out really disappointing for us. I would not make it again. we did use a different kind of noodles but I dont think it would make a difference. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2008
My family really enjoyed this meal. I did a bit different though. I cooked the ground beef with a teaspoon of minced garlic and about a 1/3 of cup of onions. I also added the chili powder and cumin as suggested by others. I went a little further and added a can of chopped green chilies and replaced the tomatoes with 24 oz. of salsa. I used rotini bacause I didn't have and macaroni noodles. After it was done I topped it with crushed tortilla chips cheese sour cream olives and taco sauce. Then I added chopped cilantro as a final garnish. It was delicious and dissappeared quickly. Thanks for the great recipe. We will make this one a lot. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2004
I make a very similar dish- except I use a 16 oz jar of salsa instead of the canned tomatoes and serve it wrapped burrito-style in tortillas with the cheese and sour cream instead of over pasta. It's fast and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is a great recipe especially with tomatoes fresh from the garden. I found that the beans should be drained. A little extra garlic powder and some chile powder really added a lot of zip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Thanks to all the other reviewers for their great suggestions on improving this dish. I am not sure how I would have rated it had I done it as written. I added garlic and onion to the meat while frying and also added extra spices with everything else....a generous helping of chili powder helped the taste really stand out in this hearty casserole. I also cut way back on the pasta. Sour cream is a must to top. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2003
I liked the combination of ingrediants! Next time though I will add one more can of tomatoes or jar of salsa!! I did add cumin minced garlic 1 chopped onion and chili powder like some of the reviewers suggested and I liked the flavor! Thank you Katrina for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2004
The reviews make this a better recipe than the original. I wouldn't rate it quite this high except for versatility. Added chili powder garlic powder seasoned salt seasoned pepper and cumin. The basic recipe needed help! Also I would not use quite as much pasta. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
We changed a bit as follows: browned 2lbs ground beef with 1/2 cup of chopped onion. Added the corn 1 can black beans 1 can rotel and garlic powder. We then used Mexican-style shredded cheese for more flavor. Also we reduced the pasta to 6 ounces. It was great. We ate it two nights in a row then I took the rest to work for lunch. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2010
this came out really disappointing for us. I would not make it again. we did use a different kind of noodles but I dont think it would make a difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2006
This was a hit with my kids. I sometimes cook for our Wednesday nite get together at my daughter's home. I added 1 stalk celery chopped 1/2 white onion chopped 1 clove of garlic minced 1/2 cup of salsa 1/4tsp celery salt 1/4tsp chili powder just to give it a little more kick. Sour cream and cheddar cheese is a must. Read More
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