Rating: 4.54 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

My stepson loves tacos, so I whipped this up one night when I didn't have taco shells.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, bell pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add tomatoes, corn, salsa, and taco seasoning. Cover and simmer while preparing macaroni.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain. Stir macaroni into beef mixture.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 32.5g; carbohydrates 65.6g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 79mg; sodium 920.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (89)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2013
This is a nice Americanized Mexican goulash-type dish. Quick and easy, the ingredients are stuff I have in the larder all the time. I made it just as the recipe specified and it was a snap to put together. You might want to add such optional toppings as grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole, chopped scallions, cilantro, etc. Thanks for a good recipe, Cacki! Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2019
If I could give this less than one star, I would. This was bland and was not appealing at all. I threw it out. Read More
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2013
This is a nice Americanized Mexican goulash-type dish. Quick and easy, the ingredients are stuff I have in the larder all the time. I made it just as the recipe specified and it was a snap to put together. You might want to add such optional toppings as grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole, chopped scallions, cilantro, etc. Thanks for a good recipe, Cacki! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2013
This is a great one pot meal! I didn't have a bell pepper, so I used a 4 oz. can of mild green chili peppers. I also added a chopped carrot, one chopped celery stalk, and one half cup beef broth for flavor and color. For toppings, I put out black olives, cheese, and avocados. Hubby loved it! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
Easy Mexican Goulash Haiku: "This one surprised us! Made it like a casserole, baked dinnertime." Made this as written (using small can Mexi-corn instead of the frozen, and rotini instead of elbows) a day ahead in a covered pyrex and when it came time to prepare, I put the cheese on top and baked it 350 for about 20 min. covered, then uncovered for another 5-10 min. Even though it was a very easy dish to prepare, this way made my evening infinitely easier, which I need b/c I have a newborn, and have to make meals in advance. But we were really quite astonished as to how good this was, for the ease of preparation and for having the ingredients almost always around. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2013
This one pot meal was so easy to whip up for just me and the boys. Used the whole bell pepper and cut the corn off the cob. Topped with all the stuff you put on tacos....the boys woofed it down so it gets five stars. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2016
I added a can of black beans and black olives. Once I added the noodles to the meat mixture, I placed it all in a 9x13 casserole dish, topped with cheese and baked 20 min. at 375. Delicious!!!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2016
This really was easy! And it made A LOT too. For my personal tastes, I added 2 tsp of minced garlic and a 15-oz can of black beans (drained), and served topped w/ shredded Monterrey Jack and chopped cilantro. Recipe doesn't say whether to drain tomatoes -- DON'T! -- the additional moisture helps the simmering process and makes for a good finished consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
i used salsa mix and added a can of black beans. topped with cheese sour cream and avocado... its great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
Wow super good and so easy! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2014
This was a big hit at our dinner table last night. I used an entire green pepper but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The green chilies and salsa lent a nice spiciness to the dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe Cacki! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2019
If I could give this less than one star, I would. This was bland and was not appealing at all. I threw it out. Read More