- Cheese Sauce:
- 1 lb lean hamburger meat
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
- 2 cups beef broth (or water)
- 1 cup elbow macaroni
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Adapted from kevinandamanda.com
Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.
Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce…
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.