Thursday, April 24, 2008

Taco Bake(serves 4-6) By: Lindsey

1 box Deluxe Mac and Cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup thick and chunky salsa

Preheat oven to 400. Prepare mac and cheese as directed on package. While mac and cheese is cooking, brown meat, drain. Add taco seasoning and water to meat; simmer 5 min. Stir sour cream into mac and cheese. Spoon half of mac and cheese mixture into 8 inch square or 9 inch round backing dish; top with layer of meat mixture, 1 cup of cheese and remaining mac and cheese mixture. Cover. Bake 15 minutes in oven. Then top with salsa and remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 additional minutes or until cheese is melted. Can also top with tortilla chips along with salsa and cheese.

I just made this last night. I actually continued doing layers until all my mixtures were gone. It definitely does not have to be perfect. I would also recommend serving it with rice and/or beans. ENJOY!