Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne

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"Are you in the mood for Mexican or Italian? Why not have both...this zesty pasta dish will make everyone happy!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Cook the beef, onion and carrots in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the picante sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding the water if needed until desired consistency.
  3. Place the penne and cilantro into a large bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss to coat.
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Jan 16, 2012

this was good. we added 1/4 cup of cream cheese for a little more flavor (we love cheese)-but we did not need to.

Apr 27, 2013

This could be a foundation recipe. As prescribed, it was bland. I did the recipe without changes. The reviewer that added cream cheese, that would be a good call. Maybe I'll try that, with some chili powder, mexican oregano, and diced tomatoes, next time. Could use some shredded cheddar as a topping, too.


4 Ratings

Jun 01, 2014

Very easy to put together. I added 1 fresh tomato, 1 green pepper, 3 cloves garlic and grated cheddar over the top in the pan. Put lid on for a couple of minutes to melt cheese. Added oregano and cumin as spices. Nice to know if I didn't have these extras I could put together in a snap

Sep 10, 2012

I made this for the first time when I needed something quickly at the last minute. My family loved it! My husband kept raving about it, as did my kids. I added another 1/2 cup of salsa because I was using thick and chunky salsa, and it coated the pasta nicely. It's nice to know that I can whip this up and it will be a hit!


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.4 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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