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Spicy Mac & Beef

Spicy Mac & Beef
  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 510 1 serving

This souped up version of the all-time favorite macaroni and cheese includes ground beef and spicy sauce.  Best of all, it's on the table in just 35 minutes.


cost per recipe: $9.42

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Beef Broth
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked medium shell shaped pasta
  • 1 can (10 1/2ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce


  • Tips

    • Serving Suggestion: Serve with corn muffins and steamed broccoli flowerets.  For dessert serve vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and chopped walnuts.
  • Step 1

    Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir the broth and water in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Stir in the pasta.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring often.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the soup and picante sauce and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.


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  • Spicy Mac & Beef

    July 1, 2020

    Looks good, but.... at 1118 mg sodium per serving? Any ideas on how to cut the sodium? I would appreciate a section on low sodium recipes. Thank you.

  • Delicious

    July 22, 2018

    I've been making this for years. Very easy, quick, but tastes great. I like the idea of adding black or kidney beans.

  • Tasty and easy

    September 22, 2014

    We Loved It! Did not change a thing. My husband and I like our food a little spicy, so I used the Medium Pace Picante sauce. Did not change a thing. Quick, easy, and tasty.

  • fast n easy

    September 4, 2014

    Hamburger Helper without the box.

  • so easy and taste great!

    April 25, 2014

    This was a good and easy meal. Very quick to make to.

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    Calories 510
    Total Fat 20.3 g
    Sat. Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 100 mg
    Sodium 1118 mg
    Total Carb 39.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Protein 38.4 g
    Vitamin A 1 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 22 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.