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Budget Gourmet Taco Pasta

October 13, 2013

Now this was yummy! A definite keeper. It came from here. I did cut back on the cheese quite a bit and we added it along with the sour cream, black olives, and jalapenos in the end. We are still picking peppers from the garden so we had peppers stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon as a side.

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Taco Pasta:  (Printable recipe can be found here…)

You will need:

1 package taco seasoning

1 pound ground beef or turkey or chicken

1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes – do not drain (**if you use fresh tomatoes, you will need approx. 1.5 Cups, diced and you will need to add a bit of water.)

1- 16 oz box dried pasta (use penne or rigatoni or ziti or farfalle or whatever you prefer)

2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/4 Cup diced green onion

Sliced black olives

Sour cream for garnish

Instructions:

Bring large pot of water to a rapid boil and add the dry pasta.  Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, brown the ground meat in a skillet, draining any grease upon cooking.

Add your taco seasoning and tomatoes to drained meat, stirring to thoroughly incorporate.  **If you are using fresh diced tomatoes, add 1/2 cup of water to meat mixture.  Simmer until sauce thickens to your liking.

Turn burner off and add the diced green onions and one cup of grated cheese to the meat mixture.  Stir well to incorporate.

Drain cooked noodles and return to pot.  Stir in meat mixture with drained noodles and add remaining one cup of cheese while still very hot.

Sprinkle sliced black olives over the top of individual servings and garnish with a dallop of sour cream.

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