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    Southwest Mac-N-Cheese

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    15 mins

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    Whatscooking?'s Note:

    This is an easy week night throw it together in a hurry meal. Loved by kids and aduls alike. You can vary the spiciness by using hot/mild or regular Rotel

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    1. 1
      boil pasta shells according to package directions.
    2. 2
      brown ground beef in large saucepan or skillet with minced garlic and cumin.
    3. 3
      Drain fat.
    4. 4
      mix taco seasoning and water and pour over meat, stir well over medium/low.
    5. 5
      add rotel, beans, corn and Tabasco to pan and continue to cook over medium until all ingredients heated through.
    6. 6
      add pasta shells to pan and stir.
    7. 7
      pour cheese sauce from package over all and stir over medium until heated through.
    8. 8
      Serve with additional Tabasco to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2009


      Wow! This was so good. We don't like black beans, so I used a can of plain chili beans, drained. I also added 1 zucchini cubed (cooked). I did not use the tabasco chipotle pepper sauce. All of the flavors went so well together and it is really easy to make. Thanks for sharing this one! We will make it often.

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    • on April 12, 2008


      Successful and quick family meal - made for PAC 2008. We cannot get tinned black beans here so I used tinned mushrooms instead and plain tinned tomatoes - very yummy thank you.

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    • on December 04, 2012


      This made for a good clean out the pantry meal. I used 1 lb of ground beef, a large bag of frozen corn and kidney beans (didn't have black beans), and replaced the garlic with garlic salt. We also used 2 packages of macaroni and cheese, and finally, I eyeballed the spices, and cooked everything down longer than called for. Very nice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwest Mac-N-Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.9
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    Sodium 380.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 20.0 g

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    macaroni shells and cheese

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