Tonight for dinner, I found a recipe on-line that involves my two most favorite meals. Pasta and Tacos. Its called Taco Pasta. It involves really basic ingredients and it doesn’t take long to make at all. I don’t have all the ingredients for classic tacos but I had all the ingredients for Taco Pasta (including the cheese for once too!)
1 Lb Ground Beef
8oz uncooked Pasta (elbow or Rotinni, I’m using Elbow)
1 Can corn
1 can tomatoes
1 ½ cups of water
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 package taco seasoning (aprox 2 tbsp)
This is a first time making this recipe for my family. I’ve got no idea how they will like it. My husband is not a huge pasta or taco fan, and my daughter, well. She just likes food. However. If she doesn’t like it she will make it known. Life with a five year old though right? As I look at this recipe which I found in a cookbook, I think about ways I’d like to change it. Sour cream when served sounded good. Maybe some hot sauce for those who enjoy it.
Well… I’ve made the Taco Pasta. It, was ok. It reminded me a lot of Chili Mac. But it was easy, and while I found out the hard way I didn’t have all the ingredients, it still turned out pretty delicious. I didn’t have a can of tomatoes like I thought I did, so I used Prego Pasta sauce. Gave it the same concept, but without the tomatoes I noticed. I didn’t have a “can” of corn so I just cut some off the cob that my father in law bbqed. So in a way, I used more leftovers in this dish which turned out to be a pretty good thing.
The family enjoyed it. Husband put on some hot sauce and scarfed it down quick. My daughter thought it was a little spicy, so I probably over did it a tiny bit on the taco seasoning. I served it with some celery and put some parsley on top for color (although next time if I happen to have Cilantro I’m going to try it with cilantro over the top.)
I think I have some work to do with this recipe. Ideas to play with and such. If I ever improve it I’ll letcha all know what I did to do that.