One-Pot Salsa Beef Skillet Recipe -
One-Pot Salsa Beef Skillet Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

One-Pot Salsa Beef Skillet

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"Macaroni and cheese goes Tex Mex with the addition of ground beef, salsa, corn, and shredded cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    17 mins

    22 mins


  1. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return to skillet.
  2. Add water, salsa and Macaroni; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally. Add corn and Cheese Sauce Mix; stir. Cook 2 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Top with cheese and onions.
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  • Special Extra: For extra flavour, add 1 tablespoon chili powder along with the water, salsa and macaroni.
  • Substitute: Prepare as directed, substituting red or yellow peppers for the corn.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2010

I made this tonight. I would make it again with a few changes. It was a great quick meal. The only problem I had was with putting the Tex Mex cheese at the end. The cheese just wasn't melting so I ended up having to mix it in. Then it was a little too cheesey. Next time I would leave out the cheese on top. Or put it in the oven to melt the cheese on top. Otherwise it was good and quick.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2014

Not so much.

Aug 24, 2010

This dish was YUM! Tastes very rich, but low in calories, esp. if you rinse the beef w/hot water after browning. I like a little more beef & salsa, & add 1C chopped onion mixed in.

Jun 15, 2011

I used leftover macaroni & cheese. Made the taco meat--spread the noodles in a non stick pan and topped it with the ground beef/salsa mixture. 20 minutes at 350 and then sprinkled the cheese and onion and into the oven for another 5. Everyone loved it....thanks!

Jan 14, 2011

This was really good but I didn't actually make it as is. I altered the recipe with what I had in the house. I didn't have tex mex shredded cheese, just regular marble. So I looked up what seasonings are in tex mex and added them to the meat while it cooked. I didn't have Salsa so I added Ketchup. I only had regular mac and cheese. Sorry I don't know how much ketchup or seasonings I added as I made it up as I went along, tasting along the way. I'd like to make it correctly next time to see which version I like best.

Nov 21, 2013

This was real good and easy. Only change I made was I didn't use premade mac & cheese because we don't like it so I used plain macaroni, 1 can cheddar cheese soup and an extra cup shredded cheddar mixed in. I think it really depends on the kind of salsa you use. I happened to have a very tasty sweet corn salsa that was delicious. Will definitely make again.

Jan 19, 2015

I made this tonight... I added the red pepper and green onion while browning the meat, as well as the corn at the end...instead of substituting. The kids love it! I'm about to try. :)

Aug 09, 2014

My husband made this totally in the microwave it came out awesome! We were careful with the salsa this time but we would certainly add more next time!


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  • Calories
  • 538 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 938 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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