Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chili Pasta

Yet another Cooking Light recipe I've wanted to try for a long time. . .and now I'm finally doing it! Hooray for one-pan meals!

Chili Pasta
1 T canola oil
3/4 c chopped onion
3/4 lb ground sirloin (lean ground beef)
4 t chili powder
1 t ground cumin
1 t dried oregano
2 c water
3/4 t salt
6 oz uncooked pasta (such as wagon-wheel shaped pasta)
1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 (8 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced green onions

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender and beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and oregano; cook 1 minute. Stir in 2 c water and next 5 ingredients (through tomato sauce); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until pasta is done. Top with cheese and green onions as desired.

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