Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

"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

30 m servings 384 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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...

I added 1 bell pepper, half an onion, 1 can of canned tomatoes with green chilies and reserved about 2 Tbsps of juice.

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 ...

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 seaso...

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!!

Great! Just before adding the meet mixture, add a lot of fresh grated cheese and let it melt with the meet. Yummy!

I added chopped tomatoes so it wouldn't be so "heavy". Kids loved it.

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 ...

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