Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recipe - Taco Pasta Salad

I got this recipe out of Eating For Life by Bill Phillips. but I have modified it to fit my family since the recipe in the book only made 2 servings. This modified version makes 4 servings.


We have made this recipe several times at the Hawkins' house and after we finished eating it last night I was reminded that I wanted to share this recipe the first time we ate it. It is really yummy and, as long as you use lean beef, healthy too. At first I thought, "pasta with taco meat?" but it really works well together!

1 box rotini pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup water
1 package taco seasoning
1 green bell pepper diced
1 red bell pepper diced (I added this part)
Toppings (sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa, etc.)

Prepare the pasta (you can use whole wheat to make this even more healthy).

While the pasta is cooking brown the meat in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain the beef of excess fat and return to the skillet.

Add water, taco seasoning and bell pepper to ground beef; simmer until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally

Plating: place a portion of pasta on your plate, top with the ground beef mixture, top it off with sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa, or whatever else you think would be good.
If you try it, Let me know what you think!


Katie said...

Looks yummy. I will have to try it.

The Barnes Family Blog said...

Looks so good. We will definitely try it!!