Sassy Fiesta Spaghetti

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... This is spaghetti with attitude and a twist, blending traditional Italian flavor with a dash of Mexican pizzazz. It's a world of great taste.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) spaghetti
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup sugar
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1
jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and bell pepper in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from skillet. Add beef to same skillet. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3 Add onion and bell pepper to beef; mix well. Stir in sugar, taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and mushrooms. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Inspired by Bake-Off® Contest 40 recipe "Fiesta Spaghetti".

Lean ground turkey could be used instead of the ground beef.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1300mg
1300%;
Total Carbohydrate
78g
78%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.