Friday, May 1, 2015
Taco Mac & Cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1 clove garlic
1 tbs taco seasoning --- Click on link for recipe.
3/4 cup picante sauce (mild, medium, or hot, according to your preference)
1½ cups milk
¾ cup cream cheese
½ cup sour cream
2 cups grated Mexican 4-cheese blend
1 lb. dry pasta shells (you can use elbow macaroni, penne pasta, or whatever you have on hand)
1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
Cook pasta until al dente and drain.
Cook meat and onions together and drain grease. Stir in taco seasoning and simmer for another minute. Add minced garlic and picante sauce, and cook another minute or two. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt cream cheese and sour cream with milk, then add the grated cheese and stir over low heat until everything is melted.
Add meat and melted cheeses to pasta, mix well, top with cilantro and serve.
Yield: 6 generous servings
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