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Rio Grande Pasta Skillet
Recipe Courtesy North Dakota Wheat Commission

8 ounces penne pasta
1 pound beef round tip steak
1 1/4-ounce packet taco seasoning
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
16-ounce jar mild or medium chunky salsa
3/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup red pepper, cut into matchsticks
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Cut beef steak into thinly sliced strips. In medium
bowl, combine taco seasoning, garlic, oil and beef. Toss to mix. Heat large nonstick
skillet to medium-high. Stir-fry beef until outside surface is no longer pink. Remove from

In same skillet, combine pasta, salsa, beans, red pepper and water; cook 4 or
5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Return beef to skillet; stir to
combine. Dish into serving container; sprinkle with olives.


Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information
Each serving provides approximately 401 calories, 30g protein, 49g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 4.6g fiber,
56mg cholesterol, 4mg iron, 834mg sodium.