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Tex-Mex Orecchiette Pasta

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Level: Easy

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8

Description

One dish pasta meal in 30 minutes or less!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Orecchiette Pasta
  • 1 pound Ground Beef (Chicken Or Turkey)
  • ½ cups Diced Onion
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Cored And Diced
  • 1 whole Green Pepper, Cored And Diced
  • 14 ounces, weight Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can (7 Oz. Size) El Pato Mexican Style Tomato Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chile Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Corn, Drained
  • 1 can 16 Ounce Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pinch Salt And Pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 F.

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente then drain it and set aside.
2. In an oven proof skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with onion, and peppers. Once the beef is browned, you can drain the grease if you like. Then add the diced tomatoes, El Pato sauce, chili powder, cumin and oregano and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Combine ground beef mixture with pasta, beans, corn and 1 cup cheese. Taste. Add salt and pepper if needed. Keep in pan if it’s oven safe. If not, transfer pasta to a 9×13 casserole dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place dish in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve with pico de gallo, sour cream and/or guacamole.

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Rebecca Bess on 9.28.2013

Lots of great flavor. Very easy to put together. Just the right amount of southwest.

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tampabuckeye on 7.24.2013

This dish was fantastic! Very simple to put together and was a big hit at the dinner table.

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