Taco Spaghetti


Taco Spaghetti
Taco Spaghetti!

  • 1 Lb hamburger
  • Taco seasoning - one packet, or follow Alton Brown's recipe for taco seasoning.
  • 15 Oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 Oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 can (5 Oz) Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce - Optional
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  •  2 or 3 cloves garlic, diced or pressed
  • 3 cups beef broth (Using enchilada sauce? Use less broth, maybe 2 cups...?)
  • 8 to 9 Oz. (1/2 a package) of spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • Toppings: cilantro, parsley, salsa, etc...

What to do with them...

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the hamburger.
  2. Add the onion when the hamburger is near done. When the hamburger is all brown, and just before step 3, add the garlic and sautee it for about 30 seconds
  3. Add taco seasoning, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and their liquid, and mix everything together
  4. Add beef broth and spaghetti noodles - push them down gently into the mix. If there isn't enough liquid to completely cover the pasta, add more beef broth.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until the pasta is done
  6. Sprinkle the cheddar over the top, cover the pan again, and heat on medium for 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese is melted
  7. Mix all of the cheese into the contents, garnish with toppings and enjoy!