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Homemade Taco Mac


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded, and diced (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes undrained
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef. When ground beef is nearly done, add diced onion and jalapeno peppers. Cook until onions are soft.
  • Add taco seasoning stirring to coat.
  • Add corn kernels, water, salsa, tomatoes and pasta. Stir until well combined.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is fully cooked.
  • Stir in cheese until melted.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Top with your favorite taco topping such as diced tomatoes and sliced green onions.