Recipe of the Month: Zippy Beef, Mac and Cheese

IMG_1324[1]I found this recipe in the Better Homes and Garden Big Book of 30-Minute Dinners. Both my kids really like it. They typically have 2-3 helpings. I like that it is quick and easy to make.


6 ounces packaged dried elbow macaroni (about 1 1/2 cups)

3/4 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

15 ounce can tomato sauce

1 14 1/2 oz can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes

4 ounces American cheese, cut into cubes

1 T. chili powder


In 3-quart saucepan, cook past according to package directions. Meanwhile, in skillet cook ground meat until no longer pink. Drain off fat. Drain pasta and return to the saucepan. Stir in cooked meat, tomato sauce, undrained stewed tomatoes, cheese and chili powder. Heat and stir over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 4

2 thoughts on “Recipe of the Month: Zippy Beef, Mac and Cheese

  1. […] As for my summer lessons with the kids. They went well. Both of them made a dessert – frosted brownies from scratch for Lexie and cookies for Jase. They learned how to make their favorite meal – Zippy Beef & Mac Casserole. […]

  2. […] daughter loves the Zippy Beef & Mac casserole and Enchilada Casserole so she suggested trying Taco Casserole and found this recipe on […]

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