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South Of The Border Pasta Salad
Recipe Courtesy North Dakota Wheat Commission

1 pound ground beef
2 cups uncooked mostaccioli
16-ounce can kidney beans, undrained
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
8-ounce jar hot taco sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced, pitted ripe olives
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
4-6 ounces nacho flavored tortilla chips
Chunky salsa sauce

Brown ground beef, drain and place in a large bowl. Cook pasta according to
package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Mix cooked pasta, beans, cheese,
mayonnaise, taco sauce, olives and onion with browned beef. Cover and chill in refrigerator

To serve, place shredded lettuce on a platter. Spoon pasta salad over the bed
of lettuce. Top with crushed tortilla chips. Serve with salsa sauce to spoon over
salad, if desired.

Serves 8-10.


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