Normally I’m not a fan of boxed Mac-n-Cheese, not even the blue box, but Best Choice Thick ‘n Creamy Macaroni & Cheese makes a fabulous Cheeseburger Macaroni!
This recipe may be used with homemade mac and cheese or any other brand that you like; I’m just really thrilled with this brand.
1/2 pound ground chuck
1 box Best Choice Macaroni & Cheese (Thick & Creamy style is the best, imho)
1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
3 T ketchup
1 t black pepper
3/4 t salt
1 t prepared mustard
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 c butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 c milk
Fry chuck til done, drain and rinse with hot water if you like.
Boil pasta according to package directions, but we like 6 minutes instead of the 8 to 10 minutes the package states. Drain.
In a small bowl stir together the ketchup, mustard and spices.
Melt butter, stir in milk and cheese powder from box. Add drained pasta, ground chuck, the bouillon water and the ketchup mixture until combined.