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Twirly Taco Pasta Skillet

Also known as taco-roni!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 os can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 12 oz rotini pasta noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese or sour cream, for garnish
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish


  • Open, drain, and rinse the black beans.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to skillet.
  • Stir in the drained black beans, crushed tomatoes, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring to bubbling in the skillet.
  • Stir in the rotini pasta noodles with the chicken stock. (You could use beef stock or water, if preferred.)
  • Bring to bubbling again, then cover and let pasta cook for 10 minutes, or al dente. Immediately remove from heat, so the pasta doesn't over cook.
  • Prepare veggies for side dish.
  • Serve Swirly Taco Pasta Skillet with shredded cheese or sour cream garnish and fresh veggies.