Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Monterey, California

Taco Steak Pasta

The addition of ground chipotle chiles adds zest to this stovetop meal. Corn bread is a perfect accompaniment.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
lb boneless lean beef sirloin steak, cut into bite-size strips
3
cups hot water
1
box (7.1 oz) Hamburger Helper™ beef taco
1/4
cup milk
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2
teaspoon ground chipotle chiles
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® super sweet yellow and white corn, drained
1/2
cup sliced almonds

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  • 1 In 10- or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef strips; cook and stir until browned. Drain. Stir in water and Sauce Mix. Increase heat to high; heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Stir in Pasta. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender (sauce will thicken as it stands).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir milk and Topping mix 30 seconds until blended; set aside.
  • 3 Stir bell pepper, ground chipotle chiles, whipping cream and corn into pasta mixture. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Spoon Topping over beef mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 1 In 10- or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef strips; cook and stir until browned. Drain. Stir in water and Sauce Mix. Increase heat to high; heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Stir in Pasta. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender (sauce will thicken as it stands).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir milk and Topping mix 30 seconds until blended; set aside.
  • 3 Stir bell pepper, ground chipotle chiles, whipping cream and corn into pasta mixture. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Spoon Topping over beef mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1250mg
1250%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.