Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Taco Mac

Taco Mac is simply delicious and easy to make.It is a fresh new taste that everyone loves and I am sure if you try it you will also.

You will need a pound of spaghetti..cooked and drained.

1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey.

Sweet red, green and yellow peppers cored,seeded and sliced in small strips.

One packette of taco seasoning

I large can of crushed tomatoes

one large vidalia onion (any onion you wish is ok really) chopped fine

a bit of crushed garlic clove

1 small can of green chilies if you like them , otherwise don't bother.

small can or 1 cup of sweet white or yellow corn.

1/3 scant cup of brown sugar (not packed. The sugar cuts down on acidity in tomato sauces. always taste when adding sugar slowly so you don't add too much or too little)

In a skiller cook and crumble the ground meat til almost done. Add your onions and peppers and continue to cook til they are soft. Add your garlic now and heat through a bit.

Once they are sauted to your liking, add the crushed tomatoes , packette of taco seasoning, and the corn and 1/3 scant cup of brown sugar.

Simmer for about half and hour til the flavors are mixed nicely.
You can serve with a sprinkling of pareve cheese (soy usually) which are very nice .

Another variation of this recipe is Chili Mac. Simply serve your favorite chili recipe over cooked pasta. It's a hit with kids and adults alike.