Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Taco mac and cheese.

Bargain Meal of the Week

I am trying to keep the recipes simple this week. Mama's are tired, tired people! The kiddos are sure to love this recipe and you are sure to love the ease of preparation! I freeze half of this and have it at a later time reducing the cost. Happy Eating y'all!

Velveeta Taco Mac & Cheese

1 lb. ground beef (On sale $1.69 a lb) $1.69
1/3 cup Salsa ( On sale Natures Basket organic salsa on sale 2.79) .47
1 box Velveeta shells and cheese (On sale $2) $2

1 package taco seasoning .80

Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in 2 and 3/4 cups water, salsa and seasoning. Bring to boil; stir in macaroni. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until water is almost absorbed. Add Velveeta; stir until melted.

Top with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions and tomatoes, if desired.

Total Cost of Meal: $4.96

For more great bargain recipes click on the icon above!


Amy said...

Sounds good and easy. I still have several boxes of Velveeta Shells & Cheese that I got free last summer at Meijer. They're expiring in the next month or two, so thanks for suggesting a different way to use them.