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Taco Pasta

Makes 4 generous servings

Ingredients

1 package Namaste Foods Taco Pasta Dinner
3/4 lb ground beef, turkey or Italian sausage
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
14 oz can diced tomatoes
8 oz can tomato sauce

Directions

  1. Add pasta to boiling, salted water. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until slightly el dente (do not overcook). Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat cook meat, onions, peppers and a pinch or two of seasoning packet until meat is cooked through. (If you are using very lean meat, you may need to add a tablespoon or two of oil to the pan.)
  3. Add tomatoes and juice, tomato sauce and 1/2 can (about 1/4 cup) of water to skillet. Add remainder of seasoning packet to taste. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce is warmed through. Fold in pasta and cook 2-3 minutes more. Makes 4 generous servings.

Variations

  • You can add any number of things in Step 2 to make a new creation every time. Try adding black beans, corn, cilantro, black olives, red peppers, salsa, and top with a dollop of sour cream!