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Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese

Kelly @eclecticmommy
5 from 1 vote


  • 4 gloves garlic
  • pinch of dried cilantro
  • pinch of onion powder
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 10 oz can RO*TEL
  • 1 1/2 c. elbow macaroni
  • 2 c. beef broth
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper


  • Defrost your garlic directly in the frying pan. Add your ground beef, brown and drain.
  • Add ground beef, macaroni, can of RO*TEL (I used Original no salt added), and beef broth to large pot. Stir, then heat to boiling. Reduce heat, simmer covered 12-15 minutes until macaroni is tender.
  • While the macaroni cooks prep the cheese sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add in flour, cooking until smooth and fragrant (~ 5 minutes). Whisk in the milk, then bring to a boil. Whisk consistently until mixture is thickened.
  • Remove mixture from heat. Add shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until fully melted. Season with salt and pepper. Pour cheese sauce over cooked Mac and hamburger. Stir until fully combined.