Mexican Bow Tie Pasta

I don’t recall where I found this recipe but it’s become a tried and true favorite in our home. I wanted to share it with you to give you another option in the difficult land of dinner planning.

Ingredients
8 ounces bow tie pasta (or whatever other pasta you prefer)
8 ounces lean ground beef
1 16-ounce can pinto beans — drained (or equivalent homemade, 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 8-ounce cans whole kernel corn — drained
1 small green bell pepper — chopped
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (I use low-fat)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup broken tortilla chips

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
In a medium skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add beans, cumin and chili powder; heat through. In large bowl, combine pasta, meat mixture, tomatoes, corn, green pepper, cheese and onions. In small bowl, combine sour cream and salsa. Add to salad mixture and toss well. Serve warm, garnished with tortilla chips and additional salsa.

If you try this, let me know how it goes over at your house!

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