This recipe is one I make if we are going somewhere. It’s often my recipe I take to a picnic only then I double it, and it fills a larger crock pot.
I really don’t know why they call this Mac and Cheese. The recipe is made with Mac and Cheese but it doesn’t taste like it at all. Long ago I bought this recipe book at the thrift store. It has long been a favorite of mine.
I have tried many recipes in the book and many have become family favorites. This is one of them.
Here is the recipe:What you need:
1 package of you favorite mac and cheese
1 pound of ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups salsa (your choice of heat)
1/2 cup corn
1 can sliced ripe olives
3 Tablespoons diced pimentos (I don’t use these)
Set aside cheese packet from the mac and cheese box. In a pan cook the macaroni in a pan. In another pan brown the ground beef and onions. Add salsa, corn, olives and pimentos. Heat through. Drain cooked macaroni. Add to the meat mix. Add the cheese packet from the mac and cheese. Add shredded cheese as a garnish or stir it in for added flavor.
**the milk and butter listed on the mac and cheese box are not needed**
I intended to take a nice picture of the dish but I had “hungry-mungries” at my house that dug right into the food and didn’t give me time to take pictures so you’ll have to make do with this picture.
For our version on this day, Karl put in some awesome cheese with bacon in it. It was better than ever. I usually make two boxes of this at a time as the leftovers are good I always have some hungry-mungries here who are happy to eat.