Taco Pasta

So, I have to start by apologizing that I don’t have more photos of this recipe.  I came home from work one day this week, didn’t have a clue what we were having for dinner and was hungry.  Do you ever have those hungry days where you’re just hungrier than usual? Well, this was one of those days.  Anyway, I had some ground beef thawed and thought pasta would fill me up.  Somehow all of that resulted in taco pasta which I didn’t anticipate being very good. Hence, no pictures.

Ryan has added this to our “do over” list, so I’ll be making it again soon and will add more photos.

Here is what I used:

1 box of bow tie pasta (any short pasta will work)

1 cup shredded cheese (I used pepperjack, but cheddar or Colby would be fine too)

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained

1 small onion, chopped

1 jalapeño, minced (ribs and seeds removed if you don’t like spicy food)

1 packet of taco seasoning

1 small can of tomato sauce

Cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

Start by boiling a large pot of water for the pasta.  Cook that per the instructions on the box.  While the pasta cooks, cook the ground beef and drain the fat. In the pan with the cooked meat, throw in the chopped onion and chopped jalapeño pepper.  Cook that for just a couple minutes to soften slightly. Add the taco seasoning and water per the seasoning packet instructions, simmer for a few minutes.

Pour in the tomato sauce and add the cheese. Mix all that together.  Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add that to the meat mixture and toss everything together well so the pasta is coated in meat and sauce.

That’s it! Serve with a little bit of extra cheese and cilantro on top. Two of my favorite meals in one. What’s not to love?!

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