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Taco Pasta Chili

Dedicated to Seamus whose favorite food in the world is chili! He even eats it for breakfast!


1 package Namaste Foods Taco Pasta Dinner
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 tbsp. oil


  1. Add pasta to approximately 3 quarts of boiling, salted water. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until desired tenderness (do not overcook.) Drain. Do not rinse.
  2. Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons oil, add ground beef or turkey and cook until browned. Add kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and the Taco Pasta seasoning mix. Add the cooked, drained pasta, garnish as desired and serve.


  • Top with any or all of the following: diced onions, shredded cheese, salsa, sliced black olives and sour cream.
  • Any kind of bean can be used.
  • You can substitute Italian sausage for ground beef and/or add chopped onions and peppers in Step 2.