Friday, 8 April 2011

Taco Mac 'n' Cheese

I've just revamped this recipe last week by adding some extra's to it! It's one of my absolute faves and adding in some ground beef, black beans and corn made it even better!!

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup onion diced
1 1/2 to 2 cups of milk
1 box macaroni noodles
1/4 cup taco seasoning (half is used for cheese sauce - half is used for ground beef)
1 bag kraft tex mex cheese (set aside 1/3 cup for sprinkling overtop)
1/2 cup crushed up tortilla chips
1 lb ground taco beef
1 cup water
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn niblets

Pre-heat your oven to 375 F.

Start off by browning your ground beef in a large deep skillet pan. Once it's nice and brown, drain the fat and then add in about 1 cup of water, plus 2 tbsp taco seasoning (I actually like to use more, but you can do what you like best). Let that simmer over medium - high heat until the water is absorbed. Pour your meat into a bowl and set aside.

Using the same pan, melt your butter in with the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, then add the flour (a little bit at a time) and coat the onions. Add the milk and continue stirring until you've got a good roux going and it's gets airy and thick. Add the taco seasoning and mix well, then add the cheese and mix together until cheese is melted (reserve about a 1/3 of a cup for sprinkling overtop).

While you're making your sauce, you'll want to boil your macaroni noodles until they are done. Drain the noodles and pour into the "cheese mixture". Add a bit of salt for taste, mix together really well until your noodles are really well coated. Add in the ground beef, beans and corn and mix them in completely.

Pour the macaroni and cheese into a casserole dish, sprinkle with the cheese you had set aside, and top the cheese with the crushed tortilla chip mixture.

Bake uncovered in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes. 




  1. The Mac and cheese was amazinngggggg. Carl and I were amazed with how the macoroni all stuck together and it was thick and creamy.... The taco flavor with the chips was amazing twist.
    Yummy. So glad I was there!!!

  2. So my kids don't live at home and when I was talking to my son he was eating a bowl of Vector cereal for dinner (I felt bad for him thinking he's not eating well). So I whipped this recipe up it only took 15 minutes to make and the kids said it was absolutely amazing and that I can make as often as I want for them. My future daughter in-law response was your mac and cheese was very yummy you can make it again annnnnytime thanks momma Helen !!!