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Sweet and Spicy Cheeseburger Mac

Sweet and Spicy Cheeseburger Mac
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 5
Cheese, bacon and Thai chili sauce make this family friendly skillet dinner a hit.
Updated June 14, 2017
Make With
Make With
Helper

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup pickled sliced jalapeño chiles

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; place on paper towel. Add beef and onion to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2
    Add milk, hot water and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box); stir to combine. Stir in uncooked pasta (from Hamburger Helper™ box) and chili sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and sauce is thick. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Top with cheese and bacon; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced jalapeño chiles.

  • Can’t take the heat? Leave out the jalapeño chiles.
  • Monterey Jack cheese can be used as a milder option in place of the pepper Jack cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
16g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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