Chili-Cheeseburger Mac-and-Cheese

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This is a quick and easy weeknight meal. I used lean ground beef and 2% Velveeta Shells & Cheese to make it a little healthier. It only took about 20 minutes to put together. I might add more chili powder next time - I like it spicy!

Chili-Cheeseburger Mac-and-Cheese
(Printable Recipe)

1 (12-oz.) box shells and cheese
1 pound ground beef
1 (16-oz.) can BUSH'S Chili Beans - Mild
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chiles
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Prepare shells and cheese according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook beef in a 12-inch (2 1/2-inch-deep) nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and rinse under hot running water. Return beef to skillet. Stir in beans and next 4 ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes or until two-thirds of liquid has evaporated. Stir prepared pasta into beef mixture. Serve immediately.

Everyone "chilled" after dinner.....

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  1. This was an easy Friday night couldn't-think-of-what-to-eat dish.

    You're a good niece.