Taco Pasta and Chips

Author: Canadian Living

It's usually not difficult to get kids to eat a taco, nor will it be for this meal that's packed with the same flavours and has fun curlicue noodles. Teens and tweens just might be inspired to cook this one themselves.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 sweet green pepper chopped
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 4 cups radiatore or wagon wheel pasta
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 12 tortilla chips

Method

In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with back of spoon, until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.

Add chili powder, dried oregano and chopped green pepper; cook for 1 minute. Pour in pasta sauce; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain and return to pot, reserving 3/4 cup (175 mL) pasta water.

Add meat sauce; toss to coat, adding pasta water if desired to moisten. Serve garnished with sour cream, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1014 mg
  • Protein 37 g
  • Calories 715.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Cholesterol 73 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 89 g

%RDI

  • Iron 32.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 23.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 29.0
  • Vitamin C 60.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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