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Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Are you in the mood for Mexican or Italian? Why not have both...this zesty pasta dish will make everyone happy!"
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50 m servings 460 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cook the beef, onion and carrots in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the picante sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding the water if needed until desired consistency.
  3. Place the penne and cilantro into a large bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 460 calories; 12.2 g fat; 63.4 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 728 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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this was good. we added 1/4 cup of cream cheese for a little more flavor (we love cheese)-but we did not need to.

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