Give Mac n' Cheese and irresistible twist in a slow cooker dish that's a guaranteed winner

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Tired of that same old mac and cheese? Well no, since you ask. But that doesn't mean that we can't love another version of it. Mexi-mac and Cheese is a great way to mix it up a little and enjoy creamy, cheesy pasta but with a spicy Mexican twist!
This family-friendly recipe is a quick and easy fix. The cheesy dish itself is a winner, but you can easily take it to the next level by setting out toppings so everyone can customize their favorite blend.
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup milk
½ cup salsa
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup jack cheese, shredded
1 lb. ground beef
1/3 cup taco seasoning
8 ounces macaroni
Topping ideas:
Sour cream
Green onion, chopped
Tortilla chips
Fresh Tomato, chopped
1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet with the taco seasoning, following the instructions on the package. Drain off excess grease
2. Put uncooked pasta into the slow cooker
3. Mix together milk and salsa and pour over pasta
4. Add in the seasoned beef and cheese
5. Stir well, making sure all pasta is covered in the sauce
6. Cook on Low for 1.5 hours, stirring after the first hour
All slow cookers are different, and exact cook times can vary depending on the specific pasta. Only cook as long as you need to for the pasta to be cooked through. If you opt to use a thicker pasta variety, we recommend adding more milk to ensure the pasta does not dry out.
For the best results, use a thinner (liquid) salsa variety as opposed to a chunky one. And if you're looking for an even easier fix, replaced the shredded cheese with a packaged Mexican blend and reduce the taco seasoning used when browning the beef!
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