Taco Mac

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I really like one dish skillet meals. They’re easy, quick and yummy. And they remind me of those Hamburger Helper meals I used to love back in the day. (Yes, I’ve come a long way in the kitchen.)

I used to make dishes like this by boiling the noodles separately. Then I gleaned some wisdom from my friend Sonshine and realized I could boil the noodles in the skillet if I added more liquid, just like those Hamburger Helper meals. It works great!


Taco Mac

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 c. beef stock or broth
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 c. frozen corn
  • 1 c. shredded cheese

1. Brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Stir in seasonings.

2. Add noodles, stock, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes.

3. Stir in corn until heated through. Top with cheese and serve.

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  1. Sonshine says:


    Isn’t one pan wonders great!?! They make for less dishes too! :)

  2. Taryn says:

    Perfect! So easy and yet- so good!

  3. Kali says:

    A keeper!! Thanks again!

  4. Amy says:

    This is a keeper! So quick and easy and the whole family loved it. Wasn’t too spicy for my 1 and 3 year olds. Will make again!

  5. I love this dish. But how do you freeze half of it without ruining the macaroni? When I thaw cooked macaroni, it’s always so mushy.

  6. Katy says:

    Love this meal – a real kid pleaser!

  7. Alicia O says:

    If I throw all the ingredients together and put it in a dish could it be frozen, then thawed and baked? I want to make this for my freezer club and did not know if I would need to make it first as direct, then freeze and reheat. THANKS!

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    .) This really answered my problem, thank you!

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