Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne

Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne


"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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50 m servings 460 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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