September 9, 2013

Encha-Mac (enchilada mac & cheese)

This is my daughter's all time favorite meal. Like she requested it for her birthday dinner. For the last 2 years.  Lucky for me it is super easy. As in start it at 5pm and its ready before Daddy gets home from work. And it doesn't require any weird ingredients.




Encha-Mac (Enchilada Mac & Cheese)

1 10oz can of red enchilada sauce (I use mild Old El Paso)
1/2 lb ground beef
2 c elbow macaroni
1 c cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Brown the ground beef.
3. Cook macaroni until al dente, strain.
4. Stir in enchilada sauce, let simmer 3-5 mins.
5. Pour cooked macaroni into casserole dish, pour beef mixture on top and stir a bit to combine.
6. Top with cheese, and partially stir it in to the mixture.
7. Bake at 350 til bubbly and delicious (like 20 mins).

Note: If you're feeling particularly gourmet, you can cook diced onions, garlic and chopped green peppers in with the meat mixture. And you can add a dash of cumin, chili powder, and oregano to the sauce while its simmering.  But it tastes pretty dang good on its own.

9 comments:

  1. Ok. Yum! I'm a huge fan of mac and cheese, but haven't had this version. Can't wait to try!

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  2. I love the name - that's super catchy! Looks pretty tasty :)

    Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com

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  3. This looks so yummy! We love mac and cheese! It's on our menu this week for sure!

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  4. This looks SO. GOOD! I'm so excited to try this! Pinned.

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  5. Yum! Love this easy and comfort food recipe! I love adding tomatoes to my mac!

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  6. What size can of enchilada sauce?

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    1. The regular/small size, 10 oz. Thanks for asking, I'll update the recipe to specify that. :)

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  7. Any idea about nutritional facts, calories per serving and serving size?

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