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Simplistic Mexican Pasta


A very simple and easy (almost one-dish) Mexican pasta dish that even a die-hard pasta hater will enjoy!

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups cooked elbows pasta
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Fiesta-blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground turkey/beef and cook until browned, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.

Step 2

Stir in tomato sauce and salsa until well combined. Add pasta, tomato, and black beans, and gently toss to combine.

Step 3

Serve up and top with melted cheese and cilantro.

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