Taco Spaghetti (OAMC)
photo by Leslie
- Ready In:
- 10 10 ounces linguine or 10 ounces fettuccine, broken
- 2 lbs ground beef or 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
- 2 (11 ounce) cans corn mixed with chopped peppers, drained
- 1 1⁄2 cups colby-monterey jack cheese or 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup favorite salsa
- 2 (4 1/2 ounce) cans diced green chili peppers, drained
- 4 cups lettuce, shredded
- 1 medium tomatoes, chopped
- Cook pasta according to pkg directions, drain.
- Meanwhile, cook ground meat and onion until meat is brown, in a dutch oven.
- Drain off fat.
- Stir in water and taco seasoning mix.
- Bring to boiling and reduce heat.
- Simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in cooked pasta, corn, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, salsa and chili peppers Divide mix evenly between 2 lightly greased 2 qt casseroles.
- Package up, lable and freeze up to 3 months.
- To serve remaining casserole, cover and bake in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Top with lettuce and chopped tomato.
- If desired, pass broken tortilla chips and dairy sour cream as additional toppings.
- To serve the 2nd casserole, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- Bake, covered in a 375F oven for 1 hour or until heated through, stirring once about halfway through baking time.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
- Serve with 4 cups shredded lettuce and 1 medum tomato, chopped.
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This was REALLY good. We all had out doubts.....it doesn't look real colorful. I omitted ONE can of corn and substituted a can of whole black beans, just because corn is so high in carbs (bad for diabetics). I think, next time, I'll add some julianned red peppers to give it some more color. This actually was pretty low-carb, the spaghetti is not the most plentiful ingredient in this. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
This was good. My guys didn't leave much. I used 12 oz of spaghetti and Mexican blend cheese. That's what I had on hand. I think that next time I'll use 1 cup of water and add more if I need to. It was a little juicy for my taste. I must admit I cooked it all in a big dutch oven. I'm feeding 2 teenage boy and a hungry man. lol Thanks for the recipe.
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