Freezer Stockpile: Taco Mac!

This was a really easy freezer stockpile meal. Probably the easiest I’m going to make. It made three meals worth.    And it was good!  Adam added more salsa to his, but he likes stuff to be really saucy.  Clara had four bites and then wanted to go play, but I think that had more to do with her mood than the food.  She loves noodles.  I modified from this Taco Mac recipe to make it fit my criteria for healthy meals.

1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 red bell peppers
2 T. freshly ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. salt
1 lb. whole wheat elbow macaroni
3 c. homemade chicken stock (check for the recipe next week)
2 c. water
5 c. salsa
2 c. frozen corn
1 c. shredded cheese
1. Brown ground beef, bell pepper, and onion. Drain. Stir in seasonings.
2. Add noodles, stock, salsa, and water to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes. I had a little trouble with sticking, so make sure to scrape the bottom.
3. Stir in corn until heated through. Serve topped with cheese.  I froze without the cheese so that if I have to go dairy free while breast-feeding, we can just add cheese to the bowls of those who still get to eat the good stuff.


9 Responses to “Freezer Stockpile: Taco Mac!”

  1. 1 Karen February 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Looks interesting, more like hamburger helper than Mac. Will have to taste it, Clara only had 4 bites, did you save some for her lunch to see if she likes it later?

    • 2 mysillylittlelife February 20, 2010 at 9:48 am

      It is more like Hamburger Helper, but much healthier… whole wheat and lots more veggies. No preservatives or fake food. Just as easy, though.

  2. 3 Rick February 20, 2010 at 12:03 am

    You know you’re mother is going to be there for a while, you can have some fresh stuff every now and again. How hard is grilling a steak and throwing together a green salad?

  3. 8 Kristen February 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I also think that it looks like good for you and not gross hamburger helper! I think that I may have to try it when Andy is gone next week up there visiting you! I am sure that Drew will just gobble it up!

  4. 9 Bob February 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    So I promised that I would give you at least one idea for your freezer meals and here it is. Just make your favorite spaghetti recipe, mix the sauce and pasta together (it’s better that way anyway), and freeze dinner size portions. Simple and absolutely delicious. Don’t forget to freeze some garlic bread too!

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