Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cheeseburger Macaroni

This is one Tex-Mex recipe that would be perfect to insert into your weekly meal plan. Kids and Adults alike will enjoy this dish. It is comfort food at its finest. This particular recipe is fast and easy to make and can be put on the table in about 30 minutes. It is the perfect main dish to make; especially on those busy weeknights when the family is running everywhere and they only have a few moments to eat before running out the door to extracurricular activities.

This recipe uses staples from your pantry and the 'heat' of the dish can be tailored to your family's liking. Ground turkey or beef, macaroni, taco seasoing, Rotel tomatoes and chilies and cheddar cheese are a few of the ingredients used to make this hearty dish. Pair this main dish up with crispy garlic bread and corn on the cob for a delicious weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

Cheeseburger Macaroni
recipe adapted from
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1 lb. ground turkey or beef
1 pkg. Taco Seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes for less heat)
2 c. water or beef broth
1 c. elbow macaroni

Brown and drain meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Simmer 12-14 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce-
2 T. Butter
2 T. Flour
3/4 c. Milk
1 c. Cheddar Cheese
1/2 t. salt and pepper
1/2 t. Lowry's Seasoning Salt

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisk for about 5 minutes until fragrant and light and brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring in boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper and Seasoning salt to cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the meat mixture. Stir gently to combine.


Ashlee, The Culinary Queen


  1. I have tried a few of your recipes this past week! All I have to say is Yum!! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! We had The chicken alfredo bowties last night:) This recipe will be on my shopping list for next week.

  2. I think my family would love this. I am always in need of quick, easy week night meals!


  3. This sounds totally right up my alley! Just found your blog...sure I'll be back :)


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