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    Taco Pasta Casserole

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    List of Ingredients

    1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
    1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix
    1 Tbs. Butter
    1 Large Onion, chopped
    1 large Green Pepper, chopped (optional)
    1 large box Shell Pasta
    2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
    1 jar Chunky Salsa
    2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated


    In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and drain excess liquid. Add taco seasoning spices as directed on the package, and stir to blend; reserve.

    In the same skillet, sauté onions and green pepper (if desired) in 1 tablespoon butter until tender.

    Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on the package and drain.

    In a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan, spoon stewed tomatoes into the bottom of pan to cover. Layer remaining ingredients in the following order: pasta, ground beef and taco seasoning combination, salsa, and cheese.

    Repeat layering process until dish is full, making sure to finish the top layer with cheddar cheese.

    Bake in a pre-heated 400-F degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for about 5 minutes. Serve warm.
    Serves 6 to 8




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