Foodie Friday is back!!!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted a recipe. It’s been a LONG while since I posted an easy recipe. Everyone loves a meal that is simple to throw together and get on the table in a short amount of time. You can’t deny that!

The recipe I’m about to share with you is a huge hit with my kids. It’s the perfect meal for a night where you just seem to have no time at all, need to kid the kids feed and off to their extracurricular commitments. It’s also my favorite comfort food!

1lb Ground Beef
2 cups of beef broth
1 can (541ml) Aylmer Accent Italian Petite Tomatoes
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 cups of uncooked macaroni (don’t substitute with any other pasta – trust me!)

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Brown the ground beef; drain off fat.

Add in taco seasoning, beef broth, tomatoes, and macaroni. Heat to boiling and reduce heat to simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.

While your meat/pasta mixture is simmering, you can start preparing your sauce.

Melt the butter in a shallow pot. Once completely melted, add in flour. Whisk to combine and keep whisking until the roux is fragrant and light brown in colour. Whisk in the milk. Bring to boil and whisk until the mixture is thickened.

Remove from heat. Add in seasoned salt, pepper and cheese. Whisk until smooth and the cheese has melted.

Once your pasta noodles are cooked and most of the broth is absorbed (there may still be a bit remaining – that’s ok)… mix in your cheese sauce. Stir until well combined.

Let stand a few minutes before serving.

Happy eating!

Note: This dish is inspired by Kevin & Amanda‘s original Cheeseburger Macaroni dish. I’ve made some slight modifications.

14 Comments on Foodie Friday: Cheese Burger Mac & Cheese

    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am (6 years ago)

      NP! 🙂

  1. AnnMarie Brown
    May 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm (6 years ago)

    looks good… and with gluten free macaroni this is something I definitely could make. 🙂

    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am (6 years ago)

      You could totally aim to make this meal gluten free.

  2. Christine
    May 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! Now I’m super hungry. LOL! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! xo

    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am (6 years ago)

      Haha! Right?! YW!

  3. Denise G
    May 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow!! Now you have me wanting some!!

    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am (6 years ago)

      It’s soooo good!

    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:51 am (6 years ago)


  4. Paula Schuck
    May 19, 2012 at 2:42 am (6 years ago)

    I like. Easy recipes too. My kids can help that way.


    • Nicole
      May 23, 2012 at 1:51 am (6 years ago)

      It’s the perfect meal to have your kids assist with. My daughter loves to be my kitchen helper too!

  5. Heidi Carlson-Reid
    July 19, 2013 at 3:50 am (4 years ago)

    So much better than Hamburger Helper! My kids would love to make this with me!

  6. Victoria Ess
    July 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks so quick and tasty!


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