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Fiesta Mac

1/2 lb. penne pasta

1 lb. ground beef

1 can diced tomatoes and chiles

2 c. milk

1 1/2 c. water

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 c. sour cream

1 t. chili powder

1 t. salt

1 t. pepper

1/4 t. red pepper flakes


1.  In a large stockpot combine water, milk, dry pasta and salt.  Bring to a low boil, continuing to stir, until noodles start to cook and liquid mixture starts to bubble and thicken.

2.  Meanwhile in a skillet cook the ground beef, then drain off the fat.

3.  Add in the diced tomatoes/chiles, chili powder, pepper and red pepper flakes to the cooked beef.

4.  When the noodles are cooked in the milk/water mixture, stir in the cheddar cheese and sour cream. It should be semi-thick and creamy.  Fold in the ground beef mixture.

5.  Pour the combined mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish topping with mozzarella cheese.

6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through and golden.

7.  Top with your favorite "taco" toppings - salsa, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, etc.


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