This creamy, cheesy Tex Mex pasta recipe can be on your table in just a few minutes using a skillet or your Electric Pressure Cooker (like an Instant Pot or another brand)! #TexMex #instantpot #DinnerRecipes
Tex Mex Penne Pasta with Ground Beef
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 tsp. each smoked paprika and chili powder
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeds and membranes removed, diced
1/2 lb. penne or mini penne pasta
10 1/2 oz. can Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
10 1/2 oz. can Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
1 cup Casa Del Sabor Seasoning Sauce (may substitute 1 cup tomato juice combined with 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic)
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
16 oz. Alma Creamery Co-Jack Cheese, shredded
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
Skillet Meal Method
In a large skillet over medium high heat,cook ground beef with spices, onion, and bell pepper until cooked well throughout; drain any beef fats that accumulate.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
Reduce heat to medium, then add soups, seasoning sauce, tomatoes and green chilies, and cooked pasta to skillet; stirring to combine. When hot throughout, stir in cheese and cilantro. Top with crushed tortilla chips before serving.
Electric Pressure Cooker Method
In electric pressure cooker (any kind of “EPC” will work, Instant Pot or another brand) set to sauté setting, cook ground beef with spices, onion, and bell pepper until cooked well throughout; drain any beef fats that accumulate.
Top beef in EPC with dry pasta, then with soups and seasoning sauce, adding diced tomatoes and green chilies with juice on top; DO NOT STIR!
Lock EPC lid into place; choose High Pressure setting for 5 minutes, bringing EPC to full pressure. When timer sounds, perform a Quick Release to remove all pressure from EPC.
Remove EPC lid and stir contents; add cheese and cilantro, stirring to combine. Top with crushed tortilla chips to serve.
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