Taco Spaghetti

Hello my favorite dinner ever! I love to make new and fun twists on Taco Tuesdays. Tacos and spaghetti are pretty much a weeknight staple in any family home.  So why not combine the two and make a whole new sensation? Taco Spaghetti is going to be a new classic in your kitchen!

Taco Spaghetti ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ A whole new way to think about Taco Tuesday Blues! Combining everyone's two favorite meals all wrapped up in a new classic dish!Long time readers will know all about my one woman mission to end the Taco Tuesday Blues.  As busy moms it is very easy to get in a weekly dinner rut.  It’s just easier to make the same 5 or 6 recipes in rotation, than to keep coming up with new and exciting meals.  Well that my lovelies is why I am here for you!

I love my job my creating new, easy, family friendly meals for you all!  Taco Spaghetti is just the newest recipe to come out of my kitchen just for you.  All the flavors you love about taco’s served up as spaghetti!

Taco Spaghetti ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ A whole new way to think about Taco Tuesday Blues! Combining everyone's two favorite meals all wrapped up in a new classic dish!Nice thick chunky taco meat and hearty chili beans are make up the best taco meat sauce ever!  I love fire roasted tomatoes in anything mexican or southwest.  I know that you would be just as happy to substitute them with salsa. Salsa Verde is my favorite.  I think that roasted chipotle peppers would be an amazing addition.  Now I wish that I has used them.  Well it looks like I just have to make this again soon!

Taco Spaghetti ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ A whole new way to think about Taco Tuesday Blues! Combining everyone's two favorite meals all wrapped up in a new classic dish!Taco Spaghetti not only has that amazing meat sauce but the perfectly cooked pasta is a major player in this dish.  Pasta cooked al dente is perfect for twirling and holds the flavor and the sauce sticks nicely to it.  Just like in Italian spaghetti tomatoes are the heart of the sauce.  Use fire roasted tomatoes for a bolder and deeper flavor in your sauce.  You can use a taco seasoning packet to season the meat if you like and for one less step.

Although I highly recommend using the spices listed in the recipe.  You will love the results and also controlling the sodium and knowing exactly what you are serving your family is very important to busy moms like yourself.

Taco Spaghetti ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ A whole new way to think about Taco Tuesday Blues! Combining everyone's two favorite meals all wrapped up in a new classic dish!

Cook and melt the cheese right in the meat sauce for a creamy cheesy flavor.  You could always sprinkle more cheese on top also.  Speaking of toppings make sure that you slice up some cherry tomatoes, green onions and add a dollop of sour cream!

Taco Spaghetti

Taco Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground meat
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp each of cumin, onion powder, garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2-3 tbsp chili powder (depending on your preference. I used 3 generous tbsp)
  • 2 10oz cans of fire roasted tomatoes Not Drained
  • 2 10 oz cans of chili beans Not Drained or Rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped cherry tomatoes, green onions and sour cream if desired or any other toppings you like

Instructions

  1. cook and drain ground beef
  2. over medium high heat in the same skillet
  3. add in the onions and cook til translucent
  4. add in the seasoning and mix til combined
  5. add the fire roasted tomatoes and chili beans
  6. stir all the way in
  7. raise heat to high and bring to a boil for 3-5 min
  8. reduce heat to a simmer and cover
  9. boil salted water and cook the pasta for 9-11 min
  10. drain and keep warm
  11. remove lid from the meat sauce and stir in the cheese
  12. cook until melted through
  13. plate the meat sauce over the pasta
  14. top with your favorite items
  15. serve and Enjoy!
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I have 9 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. I think this may be my son’s dream dinner! He LOVES spaghetti and beef tacos. Saving this!
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  2. OMG I should never look at your blog when I’m hungry! Yum!
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  3. So funny that once the school year started, I got into Taco Tuesdays…my kids now just expect and love it! Now to change it up a bit with a fun spaghetti like you made!!

  4. I love tacos and I love spaghetti, so this is EPIC!!
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  5. Oh man, now this looks like a pasta I need in my life!

  6. Ginny McMeans says:

    Love taco Tuesday and you turned out a fun twist for the night. The chili beans sound so good on there.

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