– 1 lb. lean ground beef – 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning – 12 oz. (about 3/4 box) medium shell pasta – 2 (10 oz.) cans, diced tomatoes and chilies, like Rotel – 1/4 c. water Cheese Sauce: – 6 Tbsp. butter – 6 Tbps. flour – 2 c. milk – 1 c. beef broth – 2 c. shredded cheese, like sharp cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese – Cilantro for topping, if desired
In the same skillet, begin making the cheese sauce. Over medium heat melt the butter. Add the flour to the melted butter and whisk together until mixture begins to bubble and cook. Reduce heat to med-low and pour in the milk, and continue to whisk.