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Friday, June 7, 2013

BBQ Beefy Mac

Like many moms, I keep blue boxes of mac n' cheese on hand. My kids love it. It's a favorite in our house along side grilled hot dogs and baked beans! As a matter of fact, you can almost guarantee 9 times out of 10, if we're having hot dogs at our house, mac n' cheese and baked beans are on the menu with them!

While there's nothing wrong with plain ol' mac n' cheese, I like to mix things up sometimes! This is a great meal idea for when time is tight .... the whole thing can be done in about 20 minutes! Not to mention, it's fairly budget-friendly! Serve it with a salad or a veggie, maybe some fruit, and you're good to go!

BBQ Beefy Mac

BBQ Beefy Mac
Printable recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 boxes (7.25 oz. each) Macaroni and Cheese dinner
½ cup (1 stick) butter
½ cup milk
½ cup BBQ sauce, or more to taste
½ cup (2 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
12 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
Green onions, chopped

In a skillet brown and crumble the ground beef with onion until the meat is no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Add the butter, milk, BBQ sauce, cheese and cooked ground beef. Mix well. Add half of the bacon and stir to combine. 

To serve, top each portion with remaining bacon and green onions. 

I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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  1. Something about comfort food! Two great flavors together is a party in the mouth. Stopping by from Kathy's. Have a great weekend.
    Would love it if you would join our BBQ Block Party-Linky Party Thursday's.
    Hope to see you there

  2. Great idea this might actually please both my cheesy kid and my beefy kid. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  3. Nothing beats the blue box and I love that you spiced it up with BBQ sauce. I thought I was the only one who did that! This looks super yummy!

    We would love for you to link this up with us at Living Well Spending Less! You can link up any of your thrifty projects each Thursday - we would love to have you join us!

  4. Ooooo...yum! My son would love this! Thank you for linking, Jamie.

  5. Jamie, this is a great dish that we would just love. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. That looks delicious and so easy too! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at the Say G’day Saturday linky party.

    This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,

    Natasha in Oz

  7. My kids love mac n' cheese from a box. I can't eat it, but with your improvements I actually want to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.


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