Taco Pasta Salad

I’ve been in a mood for salad recently. It’s probably because of the season! Thunderstorms and salads equal summer in my mind.

So I made Taco Pasta Salad for dinner one night.

Here’s whatcha need:

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Cut out of the picture: Taco seasoning.

* 1 lb ground beef (mine’s probably more than a pound, but eh.)
* Salt and Pepper to taste
* 1 pkg taco seasoning
* Lettuce
* Cheese
* 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
* 1/2 cup EACH chopped onion and bell pepper
* 1/2 cup Catalina salad dressing
* Taco shells or tortilla chips

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Place ground beef in a skillet. Add salt and pepper. Brown thoroughly. While you’re waiting, boil a pot of salted water. Add shells, cook till done.

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Drain beef, return to skillet. Add taco seasoning, onion and bell pepper. (DO NOT ADD WATER!) Mix thoroughly. You should have something that looks like this:

Strain the spiral noodles, add to a good-sized bowl with the hamburger mixture.
STIR STIR STIR

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Add lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, more of the onions and bell pepper – anything you’d put on a taco.

But first, curse a blue streak because your taco shells look like this:

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THEN you fill them!


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