TACO MAC & CHEESE

One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese is the perfect blend of seasoned ground beef, pasta, cheese and your favorite taco toppings all rolled into one fantastic dish. It’s fast, easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

One pot meals are perfect for busy families. They cook in under 30 minutes and use just one pan for easy clean-up. This One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese recipe has the perfect blend of spices and cheesy pasta goodness. It’s a one dish wonder that your whole family is sure to love.

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning
1 cup water
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilis (like Rotel® brand)
1 1/4 cups cups whole milk
2 cups dried elbow macaroni
8 ounces Velveeta, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat canola oil in a large (12 inch) skillet to medium high. Add ground beef in an even layer, top evenly with taco seasoning. Sear 2 minutes, then use a spatula to break up ground beef and incorporate seasoning. Sear 2 more minutes or until no pink remains.
Stir in 1-cup of water, canned tomatoes and milk. Bring to a simmer, stir in macaroni, reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid and simmer 5 minutes. Remove lid, stir ingredients, cover, simmer 5 more minutes.
Remove lid, reduce heat to low. Stir in Velveeta cubes, stirring until completely melted. Add shredded cheddar, stir until completely melted.