easy ground beef cheeseburger mac

Ground Beef served with macaroni noodles and a cheesy sauce. A favorite for kids and adults alike.

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  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) 
  • 1-3/4 cups water 
  • 1 cup dry elbow macaroni 
  • 6 ounces processed cheese spread, cut into cubes 
  • 8 to 10 dill pickle slices (optional)


  • 1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

  • 2. Stir in water and macaroni; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

  • 3. Stir in cheese cubes. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  • 4. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve beef mixture topped with pickle slices, if desired.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Cheeseburger Mac