Salsa Mac and Beef Recipe -
Salsa Mac and Beef Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Salsa Mac and Beef

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"This one-pot supper sports big flavors. Sauteed ground beef is stirred into shell pasta with a cheesy sauce and Pace® Chunky Salsa. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the stock in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring often.
  3. Stir in the soup and salsa and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring often.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2010

I made a few changes to this recipe, and it turned out amazing! First I browned the ground beef with half an onion (large). I also used 2 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp cajun spice, and salt and pepper to taste. I also added about 3/4 cup grated sharpe Cheddar cheese and sour cream as topping and 2 diced green onions. Amazing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 31, 2013

This was plain, plain, plain. Followed the recipe to a "t" except that I added both onion and garlic, per other reviewer's advice. This was so plain my husband and I could barely choke it down. It needs flavor and A LOT of it. Some people added taco seasoning, maybe that would work. I used mild Pace chunky salsa and maybe if I had used hot salsa it would have been better. As is, this recipe is not good at all.


40 Ratings

Feb 11, 2011

I season the meat with taco seasoning before following the rest of the recipe.

Nov 10, 2011

Was very good. My daughter is is picky loved it. However, I think next time I will add onions and garlic and maybe some shredded cheese on top.

Sep 06, 2011

Really enjoyed, very easy, very fast

Jul 14, 2011

I used whole grain shells, so I needed to add extra broth & cook longer. Other than that, tasty & easy. Just wished they made a reduced fat cheddar cheese soup!

Mar 30, 2011

I should have used the whole 32 oz of broth because the liquid boiled off before the shells were cooked.

Aug 23, 2012

All my kids liked this, which is huge. I added onion, garlic, and a little cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 631 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1626 mg
  • 65%

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

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