Fall Meal Solutions #15: Beef & Cheese Taco Skillet

this was great for today..it was a cold day and my day has just zoomed by…not sure where it went…only took about 30 mins to make and it was delicious!

Beef & Cheese Taco Skillet

1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon Garlic Pepper Seasoning 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoons Simply SalsaTM Mix (didn’t add)
1-2 tablespoons chili powder (used Wahoo Chili)
3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
21⁄2 cups milk, warmed
11⁄4 cups hot water
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble ground beef and Garlic Pepper Seasoning until cooked through and no longer pink; drain off liquid.

  1. Add tomato sauce, Simply Salsa Mix and chili powder; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in macaroni, milk and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer 11-13 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until noodles are cooked.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately. Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.

Makes 6 servings. Serve garnished with desired taco toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, sour cream.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine first 2 ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Combine next 3 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

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