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Spicy Mac & Beef

An image of prepared Spicy Mac & Beef made with ground beef, Campbell's® Condensed Beef Broth, shell pasta, Campbell's® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup and Pace® Picante Sauce.
  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 564 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.


  • 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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Calories 564
Total Fat 23 g
Sat. Fat 8 g
Trans Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Sodium 1641 mg
Total Carb 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 39 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 21 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV

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