Thursday, March 3, 2016

Taco Pasta

 Because of budget cuts, the after school program had to be canceled for 2 whole weeks.  I worried about what the kids were eating that whole time.  I wanted to give them something filling that they would love and could eat lots of on their first day back so I made this taco pasta.  I browned 4 pounds of ground beef along with diced onions, celery and corn.  I added black beans and pinto beans too.

 I made 18 quarts of this so you would add enough for a regular serving which would be 1 pound of meat, 1 can of each of the beans and tomatoes, Rotel etc..  Add canned crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, cumin, coriander, oregano, garlic powder and salt and pepper. 

 Then boil some pasta( 1 pound for you) to al dente, sprinkle in some cheese, I used Mexican cotija but you can sub Parmesan.  Stir in the taco mix thoroughly.

I missed a pic again, surprise surprise, but I topped it with a shredded Mexican cheese.  You can use Monterey Jack.  Sprinkle chopped black olives over the cheese and cover it and let it melt before serving.  Serve with tortilla chips.