This is a low fat and deliciously filling meal with lots of flavor . Serve with crusty bread and a tossed green salad.

Kayce
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

    Advertisement
  • In a small bowl roll beef strips in the taco seasoning until coated. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Saute beef and garlic until beef is no longer pink; about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • Mix together in skillet the cooked pasta, black beans, salsa and water; cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Combine with beef in a large bowl and serve sprinkled with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

425.4 calories; protein 32.9g 66% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 60.5mg 20% DV; sodium 1197.3mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
Pretty good! I made several changes but followed the basic idea: I used around 3 cups of uncooked rotini no oil 1 pound of lean ground beef the taco seasoning 2 cloves of garlic half a medium onion - diced 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes no salsa more like 3/4 cup of water the black beans and around 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Oh and I omitted the cilantro as my husband despises it. I followed step 1 then for step 2 I browned up the ground beef then added the diced onion the chopped garlic the can of tomatoes the taco seasoning and the water. I let the meat mixture cook and thicken up for around five minutes then mixed in the beans and let them warm for two minutes. I then added the drained rotini and the cheddar turned the burner off and let it all warm for a minute or two. We served it with salad ranch dressing light sour cream and shredded cheddar and Mexican blend cheeses. Taco-y beef-y and pasta-y yum! Even our four-year-old enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing Kayce! Read More
(53)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2006
This was good but a little spicy for my taste. Instead of just salsa I would use some stewed tomatoes next time. Read More
(4)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
Pretty good! I made several changes but followed the basic idea: I used around 3 cups of uncooked rotini no oil 1 pound of lean ground beef the taco seasoning 2 cloves of garlic half a medium onion - diced 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes no salsa more like 3/4 cup of water the black beans and around 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Oh and I omitted the cilantro as my husband despises it. I followed step 1 then for step 2 I browned up the ground beef then added the diced onion the chopped garlic the can of tomatoes the taco seasoning and the water. I let the meat mixture cook and thicken up for around five minutes then mixed in the beans and let them warm for two minutes. I then added the drained rotini and the cheddar turned the burner off and let it all warm for a minute or two. We served it with salad ranch dressing light sour cream and shredded cheddar and Mexican blend cheeses. Taco-y beef-y and pasta-y yum! Even our four-year-old enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing Kayce! Read More
(53)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2007
We liked it! Best of all I had all ingredients on hand except for cilantro which we skipped. I used Laura's Lean Beef Top Round about 1 lb. I had a fajita seasoning mix which I coated the beef in - it almost gave it a lime-fajita taste the can of black beans and I added a bag of steamfresh corn. It was good! And easy! And I didn't have to go to the store! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
This was quick easy and tasty. The kids thought that it was too spicy but I would make it again for my husband and me. We liked shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top too. Read More
(7)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is so easy! I of course made some changes I didn't want to have to go to the store. I used a lb of ground beef and added the taco seasoning to it. I then added 2 cups salsa 1 can of black beans 1/2 cup of water and my cooked noodles. I then sprinkled a little bit of cheese on top. It was so easy and very good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
l have posted picture on this dish. l made few changes l cut the amount of salsa and 2 big tomatoes diced to it. I only have kidney beans since l don't have black beans still taste good. l don;t have cilantro handy so l skipped it. And next time l will use ground beef instead of strip beef since l found the funny texture of it. My husband love it he said it's excellent!!!thank you! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2011
I think this dish was very flavorful and everyone that tried it liked it...the one thing I will switch next time is instead of the top round steak I will probably used ground beef just so it has more of the taco feel... Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
This was easy and delicious. I used the chipotle taco mix and topped with a cilantro lime pesto from Whole Foods. A very quick dish. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2006
This was good but a little spicy for my taste. Instead of just salsa I would use some stewed tomatoes next time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2005
I was in need of a fun new recipie one night so that I could cook for my boyfriend... This turned out wonderful! Read More
(4)