You can use any kind of pasta/noodles/rice, just be sure to cook it first! Note: The cook time is an estimate! The egg noodles take less than 10 minutes and the ground beef takes about the same amount of time -- and they can be done at the same time. The key part of this recipe is the cheese sauce (which is essentially a roux-based sauce with cheese added!)
1Add all ingredients from chili powder to pepper in container with a lid. Cover with lid and shake to combine. Set aside.
2Add 1 cup water and egg noodles to pot, cover with lid and heat over medium. Toss to coat noodles with water and cook about 8 minutes. Once cooked all the way through remove from heat and set aside.
Brown ground beef in skillet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Once browned, drain and set aside.
3Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in flour. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add in chicken broth and milk, whisking to avoid clumps.
4Gradually add in shredded cheese, about half a handful at a time and whisk to make sure it melts smoothly.
5Once the cheese sauce is finished, combine the egg noodles, ground beef, cheese sauce and taco seasoning from step 1 above in large dish. Serve and enjoy!