- 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- Stir in the tomatoes, soup, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
- Drain macaroni; stir into meat mixture and heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Taco Macaroni
"good and easy, however to reduce sodium i did not use the tomato soup or sauce, instead i used 28 oz can of unsalted chopped tomatoes, and 1/4 cup tomato paste, boiled 11/2 cup macaroni, any more would have been too much"
"What a wonderful comfort food! My husband doesn't care for casseroles, made this when he was working out of town....ate the whole thing by myself in three days! I fixed it on Sunday, minus the cheese on top. I put it in a casserole dish, refrigerated it, then I baked it the next night at 350, covered. After about 45 minutes, I took the lid off and topped it with the cheese and baked it for another 15. Tasty!"
"Agree with others that this is a good recipe to play around with until it fits my tastes. I would probably use a can of the mild Rotel because I don't like things too spicy.I also agree with others about the problems with the magazines. I loved Quick Cooking. I hated Simple and Delicious and never renewed my subscription. I don't know anyone in my family either who gets any of these magazines any more. Now I just look for easy recipes and if I find one, I pin it to Pinterest. Now there is no extra paper laying around my house ."
"Good recipe to play with and a good recipe to take to potlucks as it makes a huge casserole. To spice it up, I used a verde sauce. Will be making it again and will be adding more to it."
"Awesome recipe! I used hot rotel, and tomato sauce, bulk taco seasoning (so I can add to taste). Used boxed Mac n cheese, and added some cheddar, topped with sour cream. Big hit with the family."
"Like some of the other reviewers, I thought this needed a bit more Mexican flavor so I added some chili powder and cumin on top of the seasoning mix... Some other good additions would be corn, black olives, scallions/green onions.... Maybe even pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar... It's a good recipe to play with..."
"good but i need to add a few things next time"
"Very good. Kids loved it!"
"My kids and I thought it was very plain...not enough flavor."
"This makes way more than 6 servings!!! My husband and I will be eating these leftovers for a week. This was good. However, I think the recipe calls for way too much macaroni and not enough taco seasoning. I didn't have tomato soup or sauce, so I used a 6oz can of tomato paste mixed with 6 oz of water and it was just fine. Next time I make this, I will reduce the amount of macaroni and maybe use 1 and 1/2 packets of taco seasoning."