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Cheeseburger Mac


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)


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.

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.

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

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

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

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