15 Minute Meal Kit

Beef Mexi-Mac & Cheese Skillet with Grape Tomatoes and Green Onions

ready in 15 minutes

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Sometimes, the thing you need in life is a bowlful of pasta. But what if you also want tacos? This meal gives you both, with tasty beef and gooey cheese.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Oaxacan Cheese
  • 2 Green Onions
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 2 tsp. Fajita Seasoning
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    678
  • Carbohydrates
    48g
  • Fat
    39g
  • Protein
    37g
  • Sodium
    1113mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using diced chicken, pat dry and season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Follow same instructions as ground beef in Step 2, omitting the 1/4 tsp. salt and pinch of pepper and stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry and season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. In Step 4, add shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes.

  • If using bacon, line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add bacon to hot pan. Flip occasionally until crisp, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve tomatoes. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle. Keep white and green portions separate.

  2. 2

    Cook the Beef

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and generously coat with cooking spray. Add ground beef, seasoning blend, white portions of green onions, tomatoes, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Cook, breaking up meat, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. Drain fat from pan, if desired.

  3. 3

    Finish the Skillet

    Add cream to pan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted, 30-60 seconds. Stir in pasta and ¼ tsp. salt. Cook until warmed through, 1-2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing pasta with green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!

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