Thursday, September 4, 2008

Taco Pasta Salad

I wanted to bring a taco salad to a party but plans changed and I needed to make my dish hours before the actual party. I'd already bought the ingredients so this is what evolved.

1/2 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1 can of rotel - pick the heat of your choice
1 can of Mexicorn - it's corn, red peppers, and green peppers
1 pkg of colby jack cheese crumbles (or mexican shreeded cheese is fine too)
1 lb of ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
2 Cups of small shell pasta (or whatever you have in the pantry)
Doritos (optional)

Start pasta boiling until al dente. (about 10 mins)Brown the beef along with the seasoning packet.While the beef is browing toss the beans, rotel, and mexicorn into a bowl. When they're finished add the drained pasta, the browned beef and stir. Then add the cheese crumbles right before serving and crunch up some doritos to put over the top if you want.

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