One Pot Taco Pasta

11:45 PM


04.04.2017

It's a busy day for me today and so I thought of making One Pot Taco Pasta, an easy dinner meal for the whole family.  I'm baking cakes for a lovely customer who believes in my ability and skills. She had ordered 4 cakes in total 3 years ago and now that her son's turning 21, she asked me if I could make a car cake for her first born. I saw the photos that she wants me to replicate, I thought for a minute... no, actually for several minutes before I said "yes". It took me a while because this is going to be my very first 3D car cake and I'm a bit nervous yet excited to make it. I started doubting myself if I could really make exactly like in the photos... My husband and I brainstormed for a while and contemplated before I finally said "yes" to her.

So, this is it... This is the week that she'll need the cake for her son. I'm preparing it as early as now as I don't want to stress myself out in making this cake. One way to give myself some time to think about baking - my very small source of income... is to prepare slow-cooker meals or one-pot meals for my family.

I came across this One Pot Taco Pasta recipe video from Tasty. I thought it's a good recipe to try. It turned out well and indeed very easy to make as you just need to put all the ingredients in one pot, wait for it to cook and voila!!! You have a yummy and very filling dinner... I made some adjustments to the original recipe as some of you know me... I don't really follow recipes as is... I make adjustments to my own taste and liking. Like in this recipe, I added 1 medium onion and I reckon it needs a bit of sugar and so I added some. It's optional.

Without further ado... Here is the recipe for One Pot Taco Pasta.

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium onion
1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
Pepper
Salt
Sugar (optional)
Colby grated cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Saute onions and beef in a large quart pot over medium/ high heat.
2. Add taco seasoning, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to a boil
3. Add uncooked macaroni and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes (until pasta is cooked through). Stir occasionally.
4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover.
5. Wait for the cheese to melt.
6. Serve and enjoy this One Pot Taco Pasta with your family and friends!

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