Mexi-Mac Skillet Recipe

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Mexi-Mac Skillet Recipe
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Mexi-Mac Skillet Recipe

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4.5 25 28
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This is the yummiest, quickest recipe I have. There’s no need to pre-cook the macaroni. Everything comes together in one smart skillet. —Maurane Ramsey, Fort Wayne, Indiana
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% 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
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes.
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.
Originally published as Mexi-Mac Skillet in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p26

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 318 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% 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
  • 1/2 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.
Originally published as Mexi-Mac Skillet in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p26

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Oilpntr User ID: 2827642 277442
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2017

"A quick yet highly satisfying meal. So delicious that family members went back for third helpings."

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Cyndy User ID: 9293260 272101
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

"Great dish! I made a few adaptations. I wanted a heavier pasta (double) ratio and to add kidney beans. To accommodate that I : Added half a a chili packet to beef/onion mixture and the other half to the spice mixture. I added another can of sauce and doubled the water, but used beef stock instead . A definite keeper!"

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 263132
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

"I doubled everything in the recipe but the meat. This was delicious and I loved that I had leftovers to freeze by doing this."

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amygerman15 User ID: 6030819 261353
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"I doubled the noodles and tomato sauce."

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enderslove User ID: 5544956 259351
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"My family loves this! I made it with ground turkey and added more chili powder to spice it up."

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 255767
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"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."

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 237257
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015 Edited Feb. 10, 2016

"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."

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 237227
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"easy and excellent flavor."

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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 135014
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"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."

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subard User ID: 7782916 78708
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"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."

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