Tasty Taco Mac

Cassie *


My son loves this...he'll eat it till it's gone...lol! It's a lot like Goulash...add condiments, such as sour cream, extra onions, jalapeno slices etc...

My son prefers it right from the pan, the way it is...you could serve it with a simple salad, and some crusty bread, and you'll have one tasty meal. Even better reheated.


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★★★★★ 3 votes

8 easily
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 16 oz
    cooked and drained - not rinsed, pasta, your choice - I used a blend
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    green bell or jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pkg
    1.25 size taco seasoning mix
  • 1 - 29 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 - 14.5 oz
    can, plum tomatoes, drained & chopped
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    shredded, cheddar cheese
  • condiments
    of your choice if any - is good alone

How to Make Tasty Taco Mac


  1. Cook your pasta as stated on box or bag, drain - don't rinse.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, peppers and onions, until beef is no longer pink, and veggies are soft. Drain
  3. Add 1 1/2 packages of taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Simmer for a few minutes. (You can add 2 whole packages of seasoning if you wish for more taco flavor. think 1 1/2 is just right.)
  4. Add tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, seasonings. Simmer until heated through.
  5. Stir in your pasta.
  6. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top, cover and remain cooking until cheese is melted.


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About Tasty Taco Mac

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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