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Cheeseburger Mexicana

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 5
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Olé! Tortilla chips and salsa put a Mexican spin on a favorite skillet pasta dish. Hamburger Helper* dinner mix makes it easy.
Created Jul 12, 2010
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  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 cups (500 mL) hot water
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) milk
  • 1 pkg Hamburger Helper* Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) slightly crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) Old El Paso* Salsa (any variety)
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sour cream
  • Sliced ripe olives, if desired
  • Green onion, sliced, if desired


  • 1
    Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  • 2
    Stir in hot water, milk, uncooked pasta and sauce mix. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Reduce heat; cover and simmer 13 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and uncover (sauce will thicken as it stands).
  • 4
    Arrange 1 cup tortilla chips on each of 5 serving plates. Spoon about 1 cup beef mixture over tortilla chips on each plate. Top each with 1/4 cup salsa and about 2 tablespoons sour cream. Sprinkle with olives and onions.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: Turn this specialty into a taco salad by serving on a bed of shredded or bite-size pieces of lettuce or mixed greens and topping with crushed tortilla chips.
  • Tip 2
    Planned-Overs: Why not fill taco shells with leftovers? You'll have Taco Salad-Stuffed Tacos! Or wrap extras in flour tortillas for Taco Salad Wraps.

Nutrition Information

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