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Macaroni and Cheese with Ground Beef, Salsa and Green Chiles

Rated as 4.09 out of 5 Stars

"For a little more heat, follow the recipe for Creamy Macaroni & Cheese replacing the cheddar with pepper jack cheese."
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Ingredients

servings 75
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Follow basic recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, but use pepper Jack cheese, not cheddar.
  2. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper, until most of the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, salsa and chilies; simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cilantro, then stir mixture into macaroni. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 75 calories; 4.1 2.3 7.4 23 306 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used Kraft Deluxe Family size macaroni and cheese, then Ortega salsa, ground turkey and everything else except the cilantro. This meal describes comfort food. Oooh yummmy! I made it for lunch...

Most helpful critical review

My family did not care for this. It was too thick, too heavy and not appealing to look at. Sorry!

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I used Kraft Deluxe Family size macaroni and cheese, then Ortega salsa, ground turkey and everything else except the cilantro. This meal describes comfort food. Oooh yummmy! I made it for lunch...

Excellent tasting and easy to make. I added 1/2 cup of onion to my hamburger which to me gives it more flavor. But this one is a great recipe.

I omitted the salsa and cilantro, and used half sharp cheddar, half mont. jack. I also only used 1 1/2 cans of evaporated milk. The sauce is wonderfully rich and creamy- almost too creamy to ea...

I have to say I thought it was going to turn out bad but boy was I wrong! It was so good! Loved it!

Nice recipe. The beef portion of the recipe evens out the rich creaminess of the macaroni and cheese recipe. It's still a pretty 'heavy' dish, or I would give it 5 stars. Very yummy, will def...

My family did not care for this. It was too thick, too heavy and not appealing to look at. Sorry!

This is a great recipe. A bit too spicy for me, but all in all, very flavorful.

We loved this!! I halved the recipe (but ended up using the whole box of pasta because the cheese sauce made so much) used 3/4 of salsa, and added in some leftover sliced olives. We were out of ...

This dish was alright, however I had to add some cumin to make it more Mexican tasting.