Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mexican Pasta Recipe

Amazing how much the kids loved this one... it's a fun way to serve some great healthy alternatives! I kind of put an Italian flair to everything even chili





1 recipe of  Mexican Italian Chili (see instructions below)
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
grating cheese
red pepper flakes (optional)
Boil one pound of sea shell  pasta till al dente, drain. Scoop plain pasta onto plate, top with Italian Style Mexican Chili,  sprinkle with cheeses and red pepper. Serve with crusty garlic bread, corn bread or bread sticks.


 Mexican/Italian Style Chili Recipe

2 cans of kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz can cut up tomatoes
2 clove of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package of chili seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 peppers chopped in small pieces
4 pieces of jalapenos peppers chopped
2 pound of ground sirloin, chunks of chicken, turkey or sausage
garnish, with sour cream, Mozzarella, Monterrey Jack, Colby and Cheddar cheese shredded

Fry meat in 4 tablespoons of olive oil, add garlic, until pink is gone. Drain off fat. Add all the rest of the ingredients and cook for at least 1 hour on low. Serve on top of boiled  pasta and  shredded mozzarella.

32 comments:

Blackswan said...

I'm the 1st to arrive today?? Cool! My kid will love this too; he's a pasta maniac! Hahaha! Nice shot, Claudia!

Federica said...

Some time ago, I prepared a similar pasta with red beans and chili, but yours is much more appaetizing with mozzarella cheese. I like your version very much. Bye, have a good day

Jennifer said...

Hmm, chili is on the menu this week at our house as well. :)

StephenC said...

This is such a fun idea and one that can be made just by opening your cupboard door or going through your pantry.

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

What a great way to combine Italian and Mexican flavors! I will need to be making this sometime soon!!

Pretend Chef said...

Mexican Italian? Haha! This made me laugh because it reminds me of a comment I recently made about an Italian food truck nearby that puts a Southern twist on their food. This pasta sounds and looks delicious. Yummy!

Victoria said...

Great crossover recipe! Two of my favorite cuisines in one. Chili is so great, and would love those flavors served over pasta :)

Tina @flourtrader said...

Yes, sometimes I feel that chili is lacking in something, it does not seem to be a well rounded meal. Perhaps it is because my husband doesn't like beans in it.
Anyhow your dish looks very tasty and I like the idea of pouring it over pasta. This is a well rounded meal. Yum!

Mumsfilibaba said...

Great idea to do it with pasta instead of rice. I like the idea.

Big Dude said...

I can't speak for the young kids, but this old kid would love it.

Sandra said...

I can see my kids enjoy this one! Looks and sounds awesome!

Adora's Box said...

One dish meal, that's what I like. My kids are mad about chilli and I'm sure this will be well received.

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Sounds yummy! this is one my husband and boys would love. :-)

Trix said...

This is fun - I can see why kids would love it. I bet it would be good on polenta, too!

Torviewtoronto said...

innovative way to have pasta

Lizzy said...

Cheese, pasta, spicy sauce? Looks fabulous, Claudia!

Erin said...

Sometimes my kid isn't a huge fan of noodles, but he is always a big fan of tacos! Great idea to blend them together!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Love this! Sounds like a great chili and I love it with the cheese and pasta!

Curt said...

Mexican and Italian. That's a great combination.

I believe I'd have to have garlic bread and cornbread with it.

ARLENE said...

I have a "big kid" who'd swoon if I put chili and pasta on the same plate. Maybe if he's very, very good and gets his honey do list done....

Drick said...

well call me kid, this sounds just great, thanks Claudia... hope your week has been good and your weekend will be great

Ann said...

What a fun dish that would have mass appeal at my house....

Reeni said...

I love your chili and pasta fusion dish Claudia! A delicious chili mac!

rinku said...

I think this looks great, heathy too!

Dzoli said...

I can confirm :kids love pasta,kids love beans and I would love to make tisi pasta recepie:)

Greg said...

Wow, just like Cincinnati Chili only with a better noodle for the chili.

Suzi said...

This looks yummy Claudia, I love the little shells. This could make a great veggie meal also with all the beans.

Valerie said...

Mexican food is soo good! This pasta is a great idea, i'll make it.

marla said...

Fun to have mexican seasonings and sirloin in your pasta, a full meal!

Kate@Diethood said...

That Mexican Italian Chili sounds crazy-delicious...wow!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Looks like the perfect comfort food!

claire said...

This is the perfect way to spruce up a boring ol'pasta!!