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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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