Monday, April 8, 2013

Tex-Mex Pasta

This is from Simple & Delicious too.  It sounded so easy and yummy, and just the type of thing we would like at our casa.

Tex-Mex Pasta
2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 lb ground beef
1 jar (16 oz or 2 cups) salsa (I used Pace picante my very fave right now)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese (of course this didn't seem like enough, so I added a bit more)

Cook pasta according to pkg directions.  Meanwhile, cook beef in a Dutch oven over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

Stir in the salsa, soup, and 1/2 cup cheese; heat through.  Drain pasta; stir into meat mixture.  Transfer to a greased 11x7 baking dish.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cover and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

See how easy?  It tasted great.  Also, it said in the recipe that this would make 4 servings.  Well, I don't know what kind of eaters these Simple & Delicious people have at their tables, but we didn't even eat half of this.  So we have a lot left for leftovers, which is always a good thing.  I do have a friend with a teenager who said she cannot BELIEVE how much the boy eats, so maybe it would be 4 servings if he, or others like him, were partaking.  Very yummy and easy and I'm sure we'll have it again.  Even the littles liked it.

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