Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni

"I came up with this combination after making Recipe #94597 and having a lot of meat left (I didn't put all of it in the shells because only two of us were home at the time). I was afraid that I'd end up throwing out the meat so I decided to make Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!"
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  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Keep warm.
  • In a large skillet, cook the diced bacon until crisp, pour off all but aboaut a half tablespoon of bacon grease.
  • Add ground beef and green onions and cook together until beef is thoroughly cooked through.
  • Stir in chili powder, salt, and liquid smoke and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add ketchup, mustard, and tomatoes and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in cooked macaroni and shredded cheese.
  • Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.

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  1. We liked this dish. I had been struggling with trying to figure out what to make for supper and couldn't think of anything that uses ingredients I already had. And then I came across your recipe. This was quick and very easy to prepare. I made minor changes by tossing in a couple of pieces extra of the bacon, a tad more cheese and had to use white onion. Thank you for the recipe. I know I'll prepare it again.
  2. Made this tonight. Only tomatoes I had were chilli tomatoes so I used those and reduced the chilli powder to 1 tablespoon. The recipe beet my expectations. Thanks for sharing I will make this again.
  3. Left out the chili powder and the liquid smoke went heavier on the bacon. I’m feeding 4 teenage boys, a pre-teen girl and dad. They all loved it. Nothing left in the pan. I will be making this again. If you like bacon cheeseburgers, you will like this!
  4. This recipe is so good! I did change it a little. I cut the chili powder down to only 1 teaspoon and skipped the liquid smoke. The beef mixture was a little dry, so I just added 1/2 cup water and it came out perfect. My husband just gobbled it up!
  5. I am giving this recipe a 4 instead of 5 because of the texture, not the taste. I did drop back to 1 1/2 TBL of chili powder. After the fact I added a can of tomato sauce, and I think it turned out very nicely. Thanks for a new keeper.



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