I’ve found another winning recipe from Budget Bytes! This time, their Beef Taco Pasta was tried, tested and deemed worthy of being added to our regular meal rotation by all four of us.
This recipe is really reminiscent of old school Hamburger Helper with a lot less sodium, a lot less processed and a whole lot more flavour.
Beef Taco Pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
1 lb extra lean ground beef
2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small jalapeno pepper, minced
2 cups beef broth
8 oz (about 2 cups, dry) extra wide egg noodles
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2-3 green onions, sliced
Sour cream for garnish
In a large pot, heat your olive oil over medium heat. Throw in your onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
Add the taco seasoning and jalapeno. Stir to combine and cook another minute or so.
Add the noodles and beef broth. Stir and push the noodles down until they are completely covered by the broth. Cover your pot and let it come to a gentle boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. Make sure to stir so the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pot!
After 10 minutes, the pasta should be cooked and most of the broth absorbed. If it’s still too runny, cook for another 3-4 minutes with the lid off.
Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Top with green onions and sour cream.
Serve and enjoy!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a low-sodium, tasty, taco seasoning. I usually triple or quadruple the recipe and keep it in my pantry, ready to go!