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Salsa Mac 'n Cheese

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Lean ground beef and thick and chunky salsa give this mac and cheese a hearty appeal.
time
prep:
5 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
6 servings, 1 cup each
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What You Need

1
lb.  ground beef
1
jar  (16 oz.) TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
1-3/4
cups  water
2
cups  elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2
lb.  (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Make It

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet.

STIR in salsa and water. Bring to boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 8 to 10 min. or until macaroni is tender.

ADD VELVEETA; cook until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad for added color and texture.
Special Extra
Add 1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin for extra flavor.
Variation
Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: Substitute ground turkey for the ground beef. Or, substitute 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, chopped, for the browned ground beef.
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