Taco Beef and Pasta

Number of Servings
      • 4 oz. Rotini pasta, uncooked
      • 1 lb. Round tip steak, about 1-inch thick
      • 1 pkg. Taco seasoning mix
      • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
      • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
      • 1 tbsp. olive oil
      • 2 cups chunky commercial salsa
      • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
      • 1/2 cup water


Cook pasta according to package directions (omitting fat).  Cut steak into 1/4-inch thick strips.  Combine beef and seasonings; toss to coat.  Heat skillet; then sauté half of steak strips over high heat 1 to 2 minutes, or until no longer pink.  Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon; set aside.  Sauté remaining half in same manner.  Add pasta, salsa, beans and water to pan; cook 4 to 5 minutes over medium heat.  Combine with beef in serving bowl and garnish as desired.
Nutrition Information
401 Calories; 18g Fat (41.5% calories from fat); 30g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 67mg Cholesterol; 1529mg Sodium.