Monday, July 24, 2017

One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese

Tacos are a big hit, especially with LBA.  And Mac and Cheese is one of SoBA's favorites.  So this dish is sure to be a winner, right?  I did make it a few weeks ago and it went over . . . OK.  It might make it into the rotation but only in a pinch.  For SoBA it was too close to my mother's beefaroni.  Recipe from BuzzFeed.

One Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese


  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, divided
  • ½ pound small, dry macaroni
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar (yellow cheddar works as well)
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • Green onions, diced, for garnish 


  1. In a large skillet, heat approximately 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the onions until they begin to soften. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the ground beef and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Using your spatula, break up the ground beef and stir until cooked. Drain the excess liquid from the pan.
  3. Add water, beef stock, pasta, tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning back to the pan.
  4. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring twice to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Increase heat to medium after 15 minutes, and stir pasta until most of the liquid is gone.
  5. Turn off heat and add the shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Top with green onions, and enjoy!

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