READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chef shapeweaver

This fits the bill if you can't make up your mind between Mexican or Italian.

Top Review by Ms B.

While I probably won't make this for my husband and myself, it was well received with the kids I served it to tonight. I am caring for a friend's family, and they are Hambuger Helper lovers. I had seen this recipe this afternoon, and then created my own version tonight. I had macaroni instead of rotini. I also diced onion and green pepper and sauteed it with the beef. Therefore, the onion flakes were omitted. I only had a small amount of velveeta, and subbed some other 'easy melting' shredded cheese. And, finally, I used half-and-half instead of the milk. We didn't use sour cream. The kids loved it. One told me that I had to give the recipe to her mom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large deep skillet, brown ground beef and onion (until meat is no longer pink).
  2. Drain and return meat to skillet.
  3. While beef is browning, cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. While pasta is cooking, add taco mix and water to ground beef; cook for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed (medium heat).
  5. When pasta is done, drain. Pour into meat mixture and add pepperoni.
  6. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper.
  7. Stir until cheese is melted and pasta is covered with meat mixture.
  8. Dot with sour cream if desired.

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