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Taco Beef and Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Taco Beef and Pasta

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"This is a low fat and deliciously filling meal with lots of flavor . Serve with crusty bread and a tossed green salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a small bowl roll beef strips in the taco seasoning until coated. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Saute beef and garlic until beef is no longer pink; about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Mix together in skillet the cooked pasta, black beans, salsa and water; cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Combine with beef in a large bowl and serve sprinkled with cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2008

Pretty good! I made several changes but followed the basic idea: I used around 3 cups of uncooked rotini, no oil, 1 pound of lean ground beef, the taco seasoning, 2 cloves of garlic, half a medium onion - diced, 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes, no salsa, more like 3/4 cup of water, the black beans, and around 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Oh, and I omitted the cilantro as my husband despises it. I followed step 1, then for step 2 I browned up the ground beef, then added the diced onion, the chopped garlic, the can of tomatoes, the taco seasoning, and the water. I let the meat mixture cook and thicken up for around five minutes, then mixed in the beans and let them warm for two minutes. I then added the drained rotini and the cheddar, turned the burner off, and let it all warm for a minute or two. We served it with salad, ranch dressing, light sour cream, and shredded cheddar and Mexican blend cheeses. Taco-y, beef-y, and pasta-y, yum! Even our four-year-old enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, Kayce!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 28, 2006

This was good, but a little spicy for my taste. Instead of just salsa I would use some stewed tomatoes next time.

Sep 14, 2007

We liked it! Best of all, I had all ingredients on hand, except for cilantro, which we skipped. I used Laura's Lean Beef Top Round, about 1 lb. I had a fajita seasoning mix, which I coated the beef in - it almost gave it a lime-fajita taste, the can of black beans, and I added a bag of steamfresh corn. It was good! And easy! And I didn't have to go to the store!

Oct 01, 2006

This was quick, easy, and tasty. The kids thought that it was too spicy, but I would make it again for my husband and me. We liked shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top, too.

Jan 26, 2009

This is so easy! I, of course, made some changes, I didn't want to have to go to the store. I used a lb of ground beef and added the taco seasoning to it. I then added 2 cups salsa, 1 can of black beans, 1/2 cup of water and my cooked noodles. I then sprinkled a little bit of cheese on top. It was so easy and very good.

May 29, 2008

l have posted picture on this dish. l made few changes, l cut the amount of salsa and 2 big tomatoes diced to it. I only have kidney beans since l don't have black beans still taste good. l don;t have cilantro handy so l skipped it. And next time l will use ground beef instead of strip beef since l found the funny texture of it. My husband love it he said it's excellent!!!thank you!

Feb 10, 2011

I think this dish was very flavorful and everyone that tried it liked it...the one thing I will switch next time is instead of the top round steak, I will probably used ground beef just so it has more of the taco feel...

Mar 08, 2010

This was easy and delicious. I used the chipotle taco mix and topped with a cilantro lime pesto from Whole Foods. A very quick dish.


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  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1197 mg
  • 48%

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

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