Beefy Nacho Shells & Cheese

Nachos are too messy to pass at a tailgate – give guests a little of this to add to their plate of game day snacks as a...
Beefy Nacho Shells & Cheese

Nachos are too messy to pass at a tailgate – give guests a little of this to add to their plate of game day snacks as a perfect, mess-free and tasty alternative.

Ingredients

  • Package Velveeta Shells & Cheese Bold Jalapeño
  • 1/2  Pound  Lean ground beef
  • 2  Teaspoons  Taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2  Cup  Water
  • 1/2  Cup  Crushed tortilla chips

Directions

Boil 6 cups water in saucepan. Stir in shell pasta and jalapeños; cook 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta and jalapeños; do not rinse. Return to pan. Add cheese sauce; mix well.

Meanwhile, brown ground beef in skillet; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; simmer until most of the water is cooked off. Add meat mixture to cooked pasta with cheese sauce; mix well. Top with tortilla chips.

Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.