Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mexican Mac and Cheese

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese. Especially when it is homemade. But, when you make homemade macaroni and cheese there is so much left over since most recipes make tons for an army. So I have made up a new meal out of that left over mac and cheese and my family loves it. I have created Mexican Mac and Cheese. To do this, I just take my left over mac and cheese and add some things to it. Here is the recipe:

Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

Leftover macaroni and cheese
1 lb of hamburger (made into taco meat with any taco seasoning packet)
1 can of Rotel mild tomatoes with green chiles or 1/2 cup any flavor salsa
1/4 cup diced olives
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips (broken into small pieces)
sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa for toppings (optional)

First, cook the hamburger and drain the fat; make into taco meat according to package directions on taco seasonings. Shred your cheese. Crush your tortilla chips (any favorite chip will work). In a mixing bowl, take the macaroni and cheese and mix it with the taco meat, olives, rotel tomatoes or salsa and mix it good. Spray large baking dish with cooking spray and then place crushed tortilla chips on the bottom, then spoon in the macaroni mixture, top with cheese and a few of the olives and tomatoes if desired. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Top with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa if desired.

I usually serve this with a salad on the side and/or extra chips and salsa on the side. Now you have a brand new meal with what you had last night and its not like having the same old thing... again... Its something new!!


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1 comment:

Bee O'Brien said...

This is a lot like my leftover mac and cheese. Tonight I added broken up meatloaf and spaghetti sauce. Other times, it's salsa and cheddar cheese. I love to experiment.