Mexi-Mac Skillet Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 1/2 cup water
- 2/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes.
- 2. Stir in seasonings, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and water; bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until macaroni is tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
1-1/4 cups: 366 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 789mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Mexi-Mac Skillet
"I doubled everything in the recipe but the meat. This was delicious and I loved that I had leftovers to freeze by doing this."
"I doubled the noodles and tomato sauce."
"My family loves this! I made it with ground turkey and added more chili powder to spice it up."
"Made to recipe. Pretty good but not amazing. Would give 3.5 stars if I could. Very easy to make for a quick meal. Definitely a recipe you can add or change things to make it your own or give it something extra."
"Easy to make and I thought it tasted pretty good, but the wife didn't care for the tomatoes, so unfortunately, probably won't make this one again."
"Easy and excellent flavor."
"This was very good and easy to make. I pre-cooked the noodles and also made many of the changes listed, such as green pepper, olives, and minced garlic."
"very easy, change it up a little, used velvetta, cut back on the oregano. This is a go to when I want fast comfort food."
"Very good and easy to make. I added half a green pepper, diced. About a dozen black olives, sliced and a half teaspoon of cumin. I used a 14 1/2 oz can of corn, drained and used the liquid in place of the water. I used mexican blend cheese instead of cheddar. Will make this again for sure."
"i did add about double macaroni and simmered 30 minutes and the macaroni was perfect. my boys loved it!!!"
"okay the changes i made was i added fresh minced garlic with the meat and onion, used a can of rotel tomatoes (mild) instead of the diced tomatoes, used a 15 oz can of tomato sauce, increased the water to 3/4 cup, used canned green giant steam crisp super sweet yellow and white whole kernel corn, added a little more chili powder and will use regular cheddar cheese but more than it calls for ;). it's cookn rite now and will be ready for my two boys 8 and 6 when they get off the bus in 30 minutes "
"I cut the oregano in half and added 1/2 t. of cumin. I make this on a regular basis and we really like it. Yum! :-)"
"We loved it! I substituted small diced tomatoes with seasonings for the diced tomato, and added a little garlic and it was good :) The family loved it:)"
"Easy to make and really good!"
"My daughter loved it!! I used a can of Rotel instead of the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning instead of the spices. Plenty left over for tomorrow's dinner!"
"As did other reviewers, I added more chili powder, garlic (granulated), and cumin. I thought the macaroni was a tad underdone, and would recommend either a longer simmering time or partial pre-cooking (boiling in water) prior to adding. I would also recommend petite diced tomatoes over regular diced tomatoes."
"Actually, I didn't make this recipe at all, but used the overall idea to use up leftover chili we had and it turned out fantastic! I added pasta and corn to the already made chili (added just a little water to account for the added pasta) and allowed it to slow simmer on the stove with occasional stirring. Fantastic! The only difference between mine and this was that ours had beans and we didn't have cheese to put on top. I would definitely do this again, whether from scratch or as a way to stretch leftovers."
"substituted garlic granuals for salt, added drained and rinsed can of kidney beans, substituted 1 cup frozen chopped mirepoix mix for onion and added extra 1/3 cup macroni. cooked in stock pot. wonderfully tasty and loved by hubby and kids alike!!"
"needs some garlic and maybe some chili beans"
"Great recipe. A little garlic and a can of chili beans makes it perfect"
"Followed recipe, except add 2 cloves of garlic and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. My family loved it."