I enjoy pasta salad anytime of the year so when I saw this recipe for a quick easy taco pasta salad I couldn’t resist. It’s so yummy, I like to make a grilled cheese quesadilla to serve with it for a great meal. I sometimes substitute the black beans and use corn and even put some avocado in. I hope you will give it a try.
8 oz of your favorite pasta
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese( Mexican blend is good also)
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup Catalina dressing
Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and rinse in cold water.
While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, brown the beef. Drain excess oil, then add onion and taco seasoning. Cover and cook over low heat until onions are soft, let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the taco meat, pasta, tomatoes, cheese and beans. Toss with dressing. Top with parsley, cilantro, or chives. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Happy Cooking 😊