No, this isn't the little talking glove beef and mac...this recipe has more kick to it! :) I found this recipe years ago and I've always enjoyed it. You can alter it quite a few ways too. Great, simple, quick weeknight meal. Some fun ways to tweak the recipe: add jalapeños, use variety of pasta shapes, different types of cheese, try fresh tomatoes, add spinach... possibilities are endless! :) Serve with a nice side salad.
1 lb ground sirloin
2 cans (14oz) stewed tomatoes (undrained)
*note: for a little more smokey flavor, use Fire Roasted tomatoes*
1 can diced green chilies (pick your spice..mild, med, hot)
1 Tbs garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (or other fun pasta shape)
1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese (or cheese of your choice)
In a pot, cook macaroni noodles till JUST firm (do not cook all the way)
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and brown well. (I season mine with a bit of garlic powder, black pepper, and salt)
While meat browns, in a bowl combine tomatoes, chilies, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Once meat is brown, add tomato mixture and noodles. Cook 5-10 minutes or until noodles become al dente (cooked, but not mush).
Stir in cheese.
Spoon into bowls and enjoy!!
*Note: pepper jack cheese can be a bit spicy for some. If you want a more mild taste, use regular Monterey Jack or Mozzarella.