Taco Mac & Beef With Nacho Topping Recipe @pinch

You may have all the ingredients for this easy dinner casserole in your kitchen! It's a crunchy cheesy pasta mixed with a zesty cheesy taco meat mixture. Then it's topped with more cheese and crushed taco shells. Add your favorite nacho toppings, and you have a simple weeknight meal. Instead of just topping the casserole with cheese, I broke taco shells into pieces and made a nacho topping.

taco mac & beef with nacho topping
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Casseroles Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • chopped
  • 1 cup(s) salsa
  • 1 package(s) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) macaroni
  • elbow
  • 1 cup(s) Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • grated divided
  • 1 cup(s) cheddar cheese
  • shredded
  • 2-3 - taco shells
  • or you can use tortilla chips
  • - jalapeno peppers
  • nacho kind
  • - favorite toco or nacho toppings
Intructions :
  • Cook macaroni according to the directions on the package. Drain.
  • In a large cast iron skillet saute onions in a little olive oil until softened.
  • Add the ground beef
  • salt
  • and pepper. Cook until beef is brown. Drain and return to skillet.
  • Add the package of taco seasoning
  • and salsa; add a little water if you need to. Mix well and simmer for a few minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  • Stir in macaroni and half of the Monterey Jack with jalapeno peppers.
  • Top with the remaining half of the cheese. Bake in a 350 F oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly
  • 20-25 minutes. Remove
  • and set the oven to broil.
  • Break taco shells into large pieces
  • and scatter them over the casserole. Top with cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers. Set it under to broil just until chips are slightly brown and cheese is melted.
  • Let cool just a bit and top with sour cream and salsa. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.

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