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Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On October 22, 2009 @ 7:38 pm In Beef,Dairy Free,Gluten Free,Pasta,Recipes | 15 Comments

I doubled this meal and then froze it in 2 parts: Few dinner portions without cheese.  Another few portions with cheese.

After seeing the pasta box on the counter, my oldest asked, “Are we having macaroni for dinner?”

I replied, “Yeah, but this is Taco Macaroni.”

To which he responded, “Yum. Tac-aroni!”

Clever, huh?

Not sure how to pronounce this…Listen below.

Little stinker…trying to tell you we were having spinach!

I made this Taco Mac recipe from Stolen Moments Cooking  [3]“as is”…meaning no modifications, other than no cheese for the boys!  Great meal Kate!!!

*Note: Recipe below is for a single meal.  I doubled the below recipe to have enough to freeze.

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
2 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/2 lb. elbow macaroni Use rice pasta for a gluten-free meal!
1 1/2 c. beef stock or broth
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 c. frozen corn
1 c. shredded cheese

2 cups frozen greens beans

1. Brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Stir in seasonings.
2. Add noodles, stock, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes.
3. Stir in corn until heated through. Top with cheese and serve.
4. Cook green beans as indicated by package instructions.
5. Serve Tac-aroni with Green Beans.

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