Mexican-style bow ties

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Bow Ties or Elbow Macaroni or other med. pasta shape, (uncooked)
8 ounces Lean ground beef
16 ounces Canned kidney beans or pinto beans, drained
⅛ teaspoon Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Chili powder
2 mediums Tomatoes; seeded & chopped
16 ounces Canned whole kernel corn drained
1 small Green bell pepper; chopped
½ cup Shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup Sliced green onions
1 cup Low-fat, plain yogurt
½ cup Medium salsa
½ cup Broken tortilla chips

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

In a medium skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add beans, cumin and chili powder; heat through. In large bowl, combine pasta, meat mixture, tomatoes, corn, green pepper, cheese and onions. In small bowl, combine yogurt and salsa. Add to salad mixture and toss well.

Serve warm or cold. Garnish with tortilla chips and serve with additional salsa.

Serves 6 to 8

Each serving provides: 393 Calories; 22⅘ g Protein; 54⅖ g Carbohydrates; 10½ g Fat; 34.9 mg Cholesterol; 561 mg Sodium.

Calories from Fat: 23%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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