Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne

Quick and Spicy Beef with Penne


"Are you in the mood for Mexican or Italian? Why not have both...this zesty pasta dish will make everyone happy!"


50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 460 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the beef, onion and carrots in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the picante sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding the water if needed until desired consistency.
  3. Place the penne and cilantro into a large bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss to coat.
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  1. 4 Ratings


this was good. we added 1/4 cup of cream cheese for a little more flavor (we love cheese)-but we did not need to.

This could be a foundation recipe. As prescribed, it was bland. I did the recipe without changes. The reviewer that added cream cheese, that would be a good call. Maybe I'll try that, with so...

Very easy to put together. I added 1 fresh tomato, 1 green pepper, 3 cloves garlic and grated cheddar over the top in the pan. Put lid on for a couple of minutes to melt cheese. Added oregano an...