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Easy Taco Mac Recipe

Easy Taco Mac Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of Velveeta Shells and Cheese
  • 1 pound of ground beef (or ground turkey for a leaner option)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (10 ounces) of diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel)
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onion, sour cream, and sliced jalapeños

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Follow the instructions on the Velveeta Shells and Cheese boxes to cook the pasta until it’s al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the Taco Meat:
    • While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef (or turkey) and cook it until it’s browned, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
  3. Season the Meat:
    • Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the cooked meat. Follow the instructions on the taco seasoning packet, adding the required amount of water. Stir well to combine. Simmer for a few minutes until the seasoning has thickened and coated the meat.
  4. Combine Pasta and Taco Meat:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta and the seasoned taco meat. Mix them together until well combined.
  5. Add Rotel:
    • Open the can of diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel), and pour it over the pasta and meat mixture. Gently stir to incorporate the Rotel into the dish. The tomatoes and chilies will add a zesty kick to your Taco Mac.
  6. Serve and Garnish:
    • Dish up your cheesy Taco Mac onto plates or into bowls. You can garnish it with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onion, sour cream, or sliced jalapeños, depending on your preferences.
  7. Enjoy!
    • Serve your delicious Taco Mac hot and enjoy the creamy, cheesy, and flavorful combination of tacos and mac ‘n’ cheese!

Source : Food.ma