Rio Grande Beef Salad

Dinner ready in just 25 minutes! Enjoy this roast beef pasta salad packed with veggies – perfect if you love Mexican cuisine.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

6 1/2
oz. (2 cups) uncooked wagon wheel pasta
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
garlic clove, minced
1
tablespoon oil
1
(10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/2
lb. deli sliced cooked roast beef, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen corn in a pouch, cooked, drained
1
medium tomato, chopped
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small nonstick saucepan, cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and cumin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain well. In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, roast beef, corn, chopped tomato, bell pepper and cilantro; mix gently.
  • 4 Add tomato mixture; toss gently until well mixed. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, serve on lettuce-lined plates and garnish with tortilla chips and additional cilantro.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small nonstick saucepan, cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano and cumin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain well. In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, roast beef, corn, chopped tomato, bell pepper and cilantro; mix gently.
  • 4 Add tomato mixture; toss gently until well mixed. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, serve on lettuce-lined plates and garnish with tortilla chips and additional cilantro.

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Expert Tips

Also known as fresh coriander or Chinese parsley, cilantro lends its distinctive flavor to dishes with Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Southwestern inspiration. It resembles a more delicate version of fresh parsley but has a brighter, almost citrusy flavor. Those who dislike this assertive herb describe it as metallic or soapy tasting.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 Cups
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.