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One Pot Taco Pasta

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One Pot Taco Pasta

Course: Dinner
Keyword: beef, dairy-free, gluten-free
Calorie: 300-400, Under 400
Protein: 21-30g, Over 20g
Fiber: 5-10g
Servings: 6
Calories: 369kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 4 stalks Green Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Garlic (cloves, minced)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (ground)
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tomato (large, diced)
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Corn (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans (cooked, from the can)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 2 cups Pasta Shells (dry, uncooked)

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks. Once it is cooked through and no longer pink, drain any excess drippings.
  • Add onions and garlic to the pan with the beef and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  • Add cumin, chili powder, salt, diced tomato, corn, black beans and bell pepper to the pot and stir to incorporate with the meat. Cook the vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, salsa and pasta. Bring everything to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through and tender. Stir every 3 to 4 minutes as it cooks, to ensure the pasta isn't sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove from heat, divide into bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Leftovers

    Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • Serving Size

    One serving equals approximately 1 1/2 cups.
  • No Ground Beef

    Use ground chicken or turkey instead.
  • Vegan & Vegetarian

    Swap the ground meat out for cooked lentils.
  • Optional Toppings

    Grated cheese, sour cream, avocado, fresh lime, cilantro or extra salsa.
  • Likes it Spicy

    Stir in a chopped jalapeno and a pinch of cayenne with the other vegetables and spices.
  • No Brown Rice Pasta Shells

    Use any other type of pasta or pasta shell instead like whole wheat penne or chickpea fusilli.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 865mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1595IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg

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