A quick and easy meal that tastes good and is a nice change from ordinary macaroni and cheese. Add cooked peas and grated Parmesan cheese on top if desired.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown beef and drain off excess fat. Add taco seasoning and water according to seasoning package directions and simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.

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  • Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions, adding butter or margarine and milk as indicated. Combine beef mixture and macaroni and cheese. Mix together and serve.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; 21.1 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 784 mg sodium. 27.1 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2003
This is a very good idea although I did alter the recipe. I used my own macaroni noodles and added milk and velveeta for the cheese. I also added a quarter cup of salsa for a tangy taste. Very good and creamy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2004
Sorry I just didn't care for this at all. Pretty strange taste combination. Only my teenage "hoover" son ate some and mumbled something unpleasant in my direction as he poured himself a bowl of cereal instead! Read More
(4)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2003
This is a very good idea although I did alter the recipe. I used my own macaroni noodles and added milk and velveeta for the cheese. I also added a quarter cup of salsa for a tangy taste. Very good and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2003
This is a very good idea although I did alter the recipe. I used my own macaroni noodles and added milk and velveeta for the cheese. I also added a quarter cup of salsa for a tangy taste. Very good and creamy. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
I used Annie's white cheddar macaroni and some leftover taco meat I had in the fridge (cutting corners where I could which meant using something from the pantry and leftovers in the fridge--this saves both money and time. It's pretty much the same thing ground beef and homemade taco seasoning if you want to get technical.). I did not try this myself but the kids thought this was great. This helped me make something quick for two hungry boys who absolutely did not want another sandwich for lunch. NO leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2008
I added 1 bell pepper half an onion 1 can of canned tomatoes with green chilies and reserved about 2 Tbsps of juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
My husband and I like this when we're running late for dinner. We use the Velveeta shells or elbow macaroni. It's always been a hit with the wee ones as well. Quick easy and filling! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Great! Just before adding the meet mixture add a lot of fresh grated cheese and let it melt with the meet. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2004
This was good and easy! I did change it up a bit. I did use the white cheddar mac and cheese but I added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of diced green chilies to the meat with the taco seasoning and let that simmer and then added the mac and cheese (cooked like directions on box)and let it all simmer together for about 10 minutes. Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe can't wait for leftovers tomorrow for lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
I added chopped tomatoes so it wouldn't be so "heavy". Kids loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Easy fast tasty and cheap! Who could ask for more!! It is a dish that you can even dress up for company with some olives and green onions! A big winner!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2004
Sorry I just didn't care for this at all. Pretty strange taste combination. Only my teenage "hoover" son ate some and mumbled something unpleasant in my direction as he poured himself a bowl of cereal instead! Read More
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