Tex Mex Penne Pasta with Ground Beef

Tex Mex Penne Pasta with Ground Beef

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

Tex Mex Penne

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

Tex Mex Penne PastaIn 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

Tex Mex Penne PastaIn 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.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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