Taco Lover's Pasta Sauce

For this dinner recipe, ground beef is flavored like a taco to make a sauce for whole wheat pasta. Top with cilantro and cheese to keep the theme going.

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
35 mins
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Taco Lover's Pasta Sauce

Ingredients
8
ounces lean ground beef
1
1
medium green, red, or yellow sweet pepper, seeded and chopped
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
15 ounce can tomato sauce
1
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
 
Salt and black pepper
10
ounces whole wheat or regular dried pasta
2
tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan cook beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic over medium heat until beef is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Just before serving, stir cilantro into sauce. Serve over hot cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

(Taco Lover's Pasta Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 317 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 30 mg chol.,
  • 589 mg sodium,
  • 47 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 16 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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