Mac and Cheesy Beef

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey with our latest recipe, just in time for National Pasta Day!

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and impress your family and friends with a dish that takes comfort food to a whole new level. Our 30 minute Mac and Cheesy Beef recipe combines the rich, hearty flavors of our premium grass-fed beef with the creamy indulgence of mac and cheese, making it both quick and delicious. We practically guarantee this recipe becomes an instant family classic and new staple in your weeknight routine.


Mac and Cheesy Beef

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 16 oz Prairie Legacy Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 shallot - minced
  • 1 jalapeño - minceed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup smoked gouda cheese - shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
  • 1/4 cup sour cream + more for topping
  • 3-4 green onions - chopped + more for topping


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until about half of it is no longer pink. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper, then add the minced shallot and jalapeño, stirring them into the meat.
  • Next, stir in the tomato paste and whole-grain mustard until they are evenly coating the beef.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch over the contents of the pot. Then stir in the paprika, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Add the uncooked pasta to the pot, and then stir in the water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the heavy cream, smoked gouda, and cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheeses are melted into the noodles and turned into a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in the sour cream along with half of the green onions. Serve immediately, topped with more sour cream and green onions to taste. Enjoy!