Saturday, March 13, 2010

Taco Pasta Salad



2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup water
1 pkg (1.5 oz.) taco seasoning mix
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil pasta according to package. In a medium size frying pan, brown ground beef. Drain. Add water, taco seasoning, green peppers and onions. Simmer until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Fold in sour cream and pasta. Pour into a 2 qt. casserole dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Top with cheese and crumbled tortillas. Bake about 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Serves 6.

Last weekend I met 2 ladies who would be new neighbors in my condo building. They moved in this weekend and even though I bought my condo 6 years ago, I still remember how hard and tiring moving can be. So I decided to make dinner for them and hopefully add them to my "food tester" group and invite them to my Sunday morning coffee group. This dish took about 30 minutes to make, I added a salad and a pitcher of tea and ended up with a really great meal.

Changes - when serving top with a little extra sour cream and maybe some salsa. You can also make this with ground turkey or chicken. I used mild taco seasoning but you can heat it up with hot. You might even want to try adding a can of chili beans. This is a really simple yet tasty dish.

2 comments:

redkathy said...

Great recipe Martha, easy and delish! Will share with my Cook Eat Share group-Everyday meals!

mary kennedy said...

I want to have friends over for a quick Saturday lunch and this looks perfect--thanks!