Move over Beefaroni, there's a new kid in town, Chipotle Beef 'n Mac, Beefaroni's spicy cousin! This recipe is the grown up version of a childhood favorite.
Want to know a secret? I was a terrible cook when I first got married. I could bake, but dinner was a challenge:) Funny to think that the only thing I could cook well when I first got married was Beefaroni by Hamburger Helper (shameful, I know). I think it was called Cheeseburger Macaroni.
Thank goodness my hubby was patient and did most of the cooking (must have been the honeymoon phase). Boy, times have changed!
Things sure have changed. I now challenge my family constantly with my culinary creations, and decided to give them a break this time and made something I knew they loved, homemade Beefaroni, except with a twist, a spicy version (I didn't let them off that easy).
- ¾ - 1 lb. Macaroni (we used Rotini)
- 1 lb. Ground Beef (I snuck in ground turkey this time)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Cherchies® Garlic 'n Herbs Seasoning
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can of Tomato Soup
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Minor's Beef base (I used Gluten Free)
- 1 ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- ¼ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup – ½ Cup Terrapin Ridge Farms Spicy Chipotle Sauce
Cook macaroni and set aside. In a large pot, season the ground beef with salt, pepper, Cherchies® Garlic 'n Herbs Seasoning Blend, Minor's Beef Base and begin to brown. Add the onions and continue to brown the beef and cook onions until onions are translucent. Mix in the tomato soup and water and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Add the Spicy Chipotle Garnishing Sauce a few tablespoons at a time until you have reached your desired level of spiciness. Add the cheddar cheese and stir. Finally, add the cooked macaroni pasta and into the meat mixture, mix together well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.