The comfort of a casserole meets my love for tacos. My recipe is way and economical. Can’t get much better than that. Most of the items used in this recipe you probably have in the pantry or refrigerator.
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 diced onion
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
1 package of taco seasoning mix
7-8 ounces Velveeta cheese
2 16 ounce jars of salsa or picante sauce, divided
1 pound box of seashell macaroni, cooked to package directions
2 or more cups of grated Monterey Jack and cheddar or your favorite cheese
Pico de Gallo
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown beef and onion. Season meat with garlic salt and pepper. Boil pasta while beef is cooking. Drain beef. Add taco seasoning packet, Velveeta cheese and a cup of salsa. Keep warm on stove. Drain pasta and add beef mixture. Stir to mix. Add salsa to the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Add additional salsa to beef and macaroni mixture so it is not dry. Pour beef and macaroni mixture in casserole dish. Generously cover top with grated cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly. Serve with refried beans and rice. Enjoy!