Chuckwagon Beef and Bean Skillet

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Corn and green chilies add Southwestern flair to this beef, bean and macaroni skillet dish

  • 2 cups dry multigrain elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Van Camp's® Pork and Beans
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (4 oz each) diced green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Colby Jack cheese

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  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in all remaining ingredients, except macaroni and cheese. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally.
  3. When macaroni is cooked, stir into beef mixture. Top with cheese; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Cook's Tips

Canned whole kernel corn (one 11-ounce or 15.25-ounce can, drained) may be used in place of frozen corn. Use no salt added corn to keep nutrition similar.

Cook's Tips

Canned whole kernel corn (one 11-ounce or 15.25-ounce can, drained) may be used in place of frozen corn. Use no salt added corn to keep nutrition similar.

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sched October 07, 2014

This one just didn't work for us, the flavors just did not come together, made it pretty much as listed except added a little cooked onion. Just too many dis-similar tastes, the manwich and beans fought each other. Would not make again. But I will say, if I had some hungry kids to feed they very well may llike this as it was better than the boxed, noodle hamburger dinners. Think if I had to make it again, as another poster noted, I'd change the pork and beans for canned pintos or something else. Although I love canned pork and beans,,,,,,,,just not here.

SavvyShopper September 11, 2014

I used this recipe as a 'starter' and added more of what we like... needless to say it made a lot. The ingredients were simple, the flavor was amazing, and the clean plates said it all. This would be an excellent pot luck dish... you'll not be bringing any back home!

moosehunt February 27, 2014

I tried it as is, but awfully bland. Second time I used pinto beans instead of pork & beans, chopped tomatoes with green chillis instead of manwich, added a chopped jalapeno and chopped onions, sauted first. Much better!

cups14 September 18, 2012

Great love it! EASY!!!

Jenny June 11, 2012

Love it, takes little to no cooking ability. quick and my two year old loves it. I don't put as many green chilies in it as well, they are rather spicy for my taste.

Mar June 04, 2012

I made this last night but put in onions instead of the chilies, because I don't care for chilies. I was actually surprised on on very tasty it was and how easy it was to make. I will be making this again. Yum!