Turkey: Tex-Mex Chili Pasta

posted by Terrytx 12-06-101 8:00 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Tex-Mex Chili Pasta
Recipe By :Ragu
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pasta Poultry

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3/4 pound ground turkey or ground chicken
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (27 1/2 ounce) jar Ragu Light Pasta Sauce-Tomato and Herb
1 1/2 cups dark red kidney beans (14 ounce can), drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne, optional
8 ounces spaghetti, uncooked
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, or low fat, optional
1/4 cup crushed baked tortilla chips, optional

In medium saucepan over medium heat, cook meat until done; drain. Add onions; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in pasta sauce, beans and seasonings; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss hot pasta with 1/2 of the sauce; spoon remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese and chips, if desired.

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