Bring the Family Together with a One-Pot Fiesta

School is back in session and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, make a kid-friendly, south-of-the-border casserole. All of the ingredients – from the whole grain elbow macaroni to the ground beef – are cooked in one skillet, meaning minimal cleanup and maximum quality time spent reconnecting around the dinner table.

“This simple three-step recipe is perfect for busy weeknights because it’s quick, family-friendly and just as good re-heated for leftovers,” said McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter. “You don’t need a second pot to cook the pasta; it’s cooked in the skillet along with the ground beef, fresh tomatoes and corn. Season with organic taco seasoning and sprinkle with cheddar cheese and you’re sure to have a meal the kids will beg to add to the dinner rotation.”

For more one-dish meals for the back-to-school season, visit McCormick.com, and check out McCormick Spice on Facebook and Pinterest.

Tex-Mex Macaroni Casserole

Ingredients

Makes 8 (1-cup) servings

  • 1          pound lean ground beef

  • 1          medium onion, chopped

  • 1          package McCormick Organics Taco Seasoning Mix

  • 2          cups water

  • 2          cups fresh chopped tomatoes

  • 1          cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 2          cups uncooked whole grain elbow macaroni

  • 1          cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Brown beef and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

  2. Stir in seasoning mix, water, chopped tomatoes and corn. Bring to boil. Add pasta. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Sprinkle with cheese, cover. Let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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