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Like Charlotte J, I was also a little confused on the directions. I followed what she did and omitted the additional milk/butter from the directions on the box. I cooked the macaroni, added the 1 T butter, 2 T milk, and cheese sauce packets to meat mixture, and then added the plain macaroni to the meat mixture to heat through. This worked very well!

I used Penzey's spice blends for the taco seasoning (2 T. Bold Taco mix 1 T. Arizona Dreaming). For the salsa, I used Black Bean and Corn salsa. I also added some additional frozen corn. Next time I will probably add a can of black beans too. At the end, I poured everything into a greased baking dish, topped with shredded cheddar cheese, and baked in a 350 degree oven until the cheese melted.

Quick, easy, and a tasty dish that can be made with some of my home's staples! Thanks for sharing!

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kreitzek October 18, 2011

This was excellent. Very quick andeasy. Thanks

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Chef Stiles May 14, 2011

Wow, this was really easy to make and so good. In step 1, I was not sure if I was to add the milk and butter as the package stated. I decided not to, as I could always add it in later. After putting the macaroni in the boiling water, I cooked the meat. Then I added the 1T butter/2T milk, Pace Picante Sauce, 2 packets of cheese and taco seasoning to the meat reheating it again. This worked very well to get the 3 packets of dry ingredients mixed in. All that was left was to stir in the macaroni and serve. I will be making this again. Thanks you Sam #3 for posting it and Boomette's for recommending this recipe. Made for I RECOMMEND TAG MAY-JUNE game

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Charlotte J May 05, 2011

We loved this recipe. It's a good change from the plain mac and cheese. The salsa I used was spicy so my son didn't eat it. It was not written on the jar. Next time I'll use a mild salsa and I'm sure he's going to love it. Anyway, me and DH likes this a lot so it won't waste :) Nothing is missing here, the taste is perfect. Thanks Sam :) Made for cookbook tag game

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Boomette May 02, 2011

I loved the mixture of adding the ground beef and salsa to the mac n cheese. It gave it a good taste. I was out of milk and didn't want to go to the store, so thought I'd try it with water. It worked just fine and even more low fat. I used homemade taco seasoning and cut the recipe in half. Yummy! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag Game 2010.

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nemokitty September 21, 2010

I made this for mine and SO's dinner on 12/02/09. And since there was just the two of us the recipe was cut in half. I didn't want to go to the store, so a few changes were made to the recipe using the things that were on hand. The changes are as follows, used an off brand of the macaroni and cheese,picante sauce instead of salsa. And for the taco seasoning I used Mucho Gusto Taco Seasoning Mix ( For any recipe calling for taco seasoning, this recipe is always used ). This recipe was fast, easy, cheap, filling, and most of all pretty good tasting. What more can you ask from a recipe than all that ? " Keep Smiling :) "

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Chef shapeweaver � December 03, 2009

This was really good! I used 1/2 cup of Buddha's own Pico De Gallo for the salsa. I strained the meat mixture before adding it to the macaroni & cheese to keep it thick. Also, when I made the mac & cheese, I omitted the milk as I always make it that way (it keeps it creamy and cheesy). We placed some in a bowl and it was really good. Then got an idea.... we broke out the Doritos and sour cream and served it as a delicious Tex Mex scooping treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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2Bleu July 16, 2009

This was a very tasty version of Kraft Dinner. I used a Mexican seasoning since I didn't have a taco mix and it was delicious. I did make it too spicy for my stomach so next time I'll be sure to taste test as I'm adding the salsa & seasoning. Thanks for sharing!

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earthmama77 March 22, 2009

This was a simple easy dinner to make. I made the macaroni as the box stated then mixed in the taco seasoning instead of adding it to the beef.

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Nasseh November 16, 2008

What a spicy quick dish. It tasted just as good reheated the next day. The only thing I had to do different was use 1 box of macaroni and cheese because I didn't have two like I thought. My husband liked it and said it was a keeper. Thanks Sam #3. Bullwinkle

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bullwinkle August 09, 2007
Tex Mex Kraft Dinner