Monday, July 23, 2012

chili mac and cheese

This is another great taste of home recipe and it is a quick and easy dinner.

2 packages (7-1/4 ounces each) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
Set aside cheese packets from dinner mixes. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook and stir beef and onion over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomatoes and green chilies, tomato sauce and seasonings. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture. Stir in contents of cheese packets, sour cream and 1 cup cheese.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

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