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Sassy Fiesta Spaghetti

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

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) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1
jar (4.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 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
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1300mg
54%
Total Carbohydrate
78g
26%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
16g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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