Delicious, creamy comfort in every bite! This easy-to-make, all-in-one dinner is sure to be a winner!
2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup roasted red bell peppers,( from jar), drained and chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cubed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (1.25 oz) envelope taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
1. Cook the spiral pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
2. Add the roasted red bell peppers, butter, flour, taco seasoning and pepper; blend well. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the cheese until melted.
3. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the beef mixture; stir to coat. Sprinkle with tortilla chips. Makes 6 servings.