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southwest mac with beef

Recipe by
Tara Waites
Dallas, TX

Very easy recipe! So cheesy and Yummy. I catered my 25th class reunion in September and this was the 1st thing that they asked for. This is always eaten so fast that I don't have time to take a photo of the finish product. I will add it at a later date.

yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southwest mac with beef

  • 2 lb
    ground beel
  • 16 oz
    large elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb
    velveeta cheese
  • 1 c
    each, bell pepper & onion (diced)
  • 16 oz
    half and half
  • 1 can
    rotel tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheese

How To Make southwest mac with beef

  • 1
    Boil macaroni according to package instructions, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. spread in a lasagna pan and set to the side.
  • 2
    Brown ground beef with bell pepper and onion. Drain. Spread across the macaroni and set to the side.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • 4
    Add Velveeta (diced) and Rotel to a bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir, add the butter, half & half and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Spread melted cheese mixture over the beef & macaroni and stir until all is mixed thoroughly.
  • 6
    Top with shredded cheese and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve.