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Tex-Mex Beefy Mac & Cheese

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4 servings

Ground beef, chunky salsa and frozen corn give this mac and cheese dish hearty appeal.

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  • Prepare Dinner as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain; return meat to skillet. Add salsa and corn; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Add prepared Dinner to meat mixture; mix lightly.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a crisp, mixed green salad to round out the meal.


Substitute 1 cup rinsed and drained canned kidney beans for the corn.

Special Extra

Add a few drops hot pepper sauce to drained cooked meat along with the salsa and corn.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 500
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 990mg
Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 24g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from we love this meal. we love this meal. My husband's scout troop makes it all the time when they camp. Sometimes they just mix the hamburger and mac & cheese. They leave the salsa and corn on the side because not all kids like salsa or corn!
Date published: 2002-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick and Easy. Quick and Easy. My daughter can be a picky eater and she ate it all. I will try it with taco seasoned meat next time to add a little more kick to it though.
Date published: 2008-02-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a quick and easy recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe. We all like it! I added some chopped yellow peppers along with onions while I browned the meat.
Date published: 2009-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used the garlic and rotel suggestion made in the previous post. I used the garlic and rotel suggestion made in the previous post. I also browned the beef with a can of chopped hot hatch green chile's. it was quick, it was easy, and i'll be darned if i didnt actually have everything i needed in my pantry to make this. New Mexican mex-food snob approved.
Date published: 2008-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It really was good! It really was good!! It is really filling! It served 6 adults very comfortably! Be warned that you need to cut up the chips small sized or it is hard to pick up on a fork. All in all it had a good tast. We used onions instead of salsa and that was good too!!
Date published: 2009-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was very good. This was very good. I used rotel instead of the salsa, and I added cubed velveta and used more milk than called for. Added some spices, i.e., garlic, adobo, pepper,and salt. Very tasty and everyone enjoyed. A nice change and cheap, inexpensive meal.
Date published: 2008-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My entire family loves this! My entire family loves this! My husband asks for the "mac and cheese thing with the salsa". Adjust it to you kids tastes: mild, medium, hot, and I use extra lean ground beef along with the 2% Kraft Mac dinner. It's a keeper!
Date published: 2011-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My family loves this. My family loves this. I substitute a jar of pizza sauce for the salsa only because my daughter refuses to eat anything with chunks of tomato or onion. (Ugh) but my husband & I love it with the salsa as well.
Date published: 2015-10-19
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