Cheeseburger Macaroni

As I’ve expressed in the past, I love a good hotdish. My heart skips a beat when I know I’m going to have it for a meal, and I just about jump out of my shoes in excitement. Sad, huh? You’d think this reaction was for going on a trip or something! What can I say besides I don’t get to have hotdish too often!

Ryan was gone awhile back, so I made this cheeseburger macaroni recipe I had found on Pinterest. I really enjoyed it. It’s creamy, filling, and has a little kick to it. Mine turned out nothing like what Amanda’s did from her blog Kevin & Amanda. I don’t know it if was due to the fact that I didn’t have elbow macaroni or if it was due to the fact that I looked away for 3.5 seconds and my roux was going crazy. Still tasted delicious though, that’s for sure! May not look cheesy, but it tasted cheesy!

 

Cheeseburger Macaroni

Recipe from Kevin & Amanda

1 lb hamburger, browned

1 c. elbow macaroni

1 package taco seasoning

1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis

2 c. beef broth or water

 

After browning hamburger, add taco seasoning, Rotel, broth/water, and macaroni. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 12-14 minutes until macaroni is tender.

While that is cooking, make the cheese sauce:

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp flour

3/4 c. milk

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown (Make sure to whisk the entire time!). Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove the pan from heat, and add the cheese, stirring until fully melted. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture, and gently stir to combine.

Taco Pizza

Taco pizza is…

Amazing

Delicious

Scrumptious

Worth every penny I pay at a pizza place

Easy to make

Gone in a few bites at our house

Dreamy

Taco Pizza

1 pizza mix (or ready-made crust)

1/2 lb hamburger, browned, mixed with one taco seasoning packet (follow packet directions)

pizza sauce

lettuce, tomato, black olives, jalapenos, etc.

cheese

taco sauce

 

Prepare pizza crust per directions.

Spread pizza sauce on crust, using as much or little as you like.

Pour taco meat on sauce, then top with cheese, black olives, jalapenos, etc.

Bake as directed.

Sprinkle pizza with lettuce an tomatoes, and garnish with taco sauce and chips if desired.