Chuck Wagon Mac

If you are looking for an easy – yet kid friendly – meal then look no further.  Chuck Wagon Mac is actually a recipe from the back of the Kraft Mac n’ Cheese box from many, many years ago with a few alterations.  The great thing about cooking yourself is you can add what you like and leave out what you don’t. 🙂

Ingredients: 

1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 bell pepper – which ever color you like – mine was orange

1 small onion chopped

I box Mac n’ Cheese

1 can tomato sauce

1 small can tomato paste

1 can corn

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

a dash of Cayenne Pepper

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Directions:

Place the ground beef in a pan and start to brown.  Add the bell pepper, celery, and onion and continue to stir occasionally until vegetables are softened and the meat is brown.

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In the meantime start making the Mac n’ Cheese according to the package instructions.  While the Pasta is cooking, add the tomato paste and the tomato sauce to the meat mixture.  I also add about 1/2 can of water as well.

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Add salt, pepper and the remaining spices to the sauce and let it simmer.  After about 10 minutes, add the drained can of corn.

2013-03-20_16-53-09_207Here is my Mac n’ Cheese – ready to be added to the sauce.

2013-03-20_16-55-52_881Once you have added the Mac n’ Cheese give everything a good stir to combine and the meal is ready to eat.  Easy enough and tasty too!

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