1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican or chili-styled stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup water
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 cups elbow macaroni or small shells, cooked and drained
2 cups mexican style shredded cheese, divided
1. cook ground beef, onion and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; pour off drippings. add tomatoes, water and taco seasoning; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. toss cooked pasta with meat mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. sprinkle with 1 cup cheese; top with remaining meat mixture. cover with foil; bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 30 minutes. uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. return to oven 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
this recipe is quick and simple and the entire family will love it. a much tastier version of the 'hamburger helper' chili mac i grew up eating!