Cheesy Taco Pasta

The simplest and easiest trick is not a trick at all. The secret to perfectly cooked noodles is on its packaging! 


The simplest and easiest trick is not a trick at all. The secret to perfectly cooked noodles is on its packaging!


Ingredients


  • 1/2 pound  large shells pasta 
  • 1 tablespoon  canola oil 
  • 1 pound  ground beef 
  • 1  yellow onion  (diced)
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons  taco seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 3/4 cup  water 
  • 1 cup  jarred salsa 
  • 1 1/2 cups  cheddar cheese  (shredded)
  •  Salt to taste 
  •  Pepper to taste 

Garnish:


  •  Cheese 
  •  Crushed tortilla chips 
  •  Sour cream 
  •  Chopped parsley 

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according box directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once it starts sizzling add the ground beef and brown well, breaking it with a spoon until no longer pink.
  3. Drain the fat.
  4. Add the onion and garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the taco seasoning, dried oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add 3/4 cup of water, stir and cook until water is gone.
  6. Add the pasta to the pan. Add the salsa and cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream and more cheese on top.