I was born and raised in South Texas so I sorta have a thing for good Mexican food. When we wanting to go out we can just drive around the block to our favorite little hole in the wall. Its called Jalisco’s and its good and its greasy and its comfort food. They sell breakfast tacos for a buck and have the best lemonade around. [Seriously, its magically.] So what does this Mexican food loving Italian girl do? Combine them. My love for pasta matches my love for Mexican food and the chipotle pasta skillet was born.
Besides pasta and Mexican food, I think everything tastes better with sauteed onions in or on it. I start probably 85 perfect of our meals chopping an onion, breakfast included. Its like an immediate flavor booster for everything. So I started with an onion, and added a bell pepper and things just got spicier from there. Oh, and it all goes in one dish. Did I mention that? One pan dinner yall!
And not only one pan, but really easy too. I was able to leave things in the kitchen and chase the kids for a bit. I’d come back and stir the meat around or check the pasta and go back and read a quick book. Back and forth we went until it was done. The house was filled with the smell of spicy Mexican food, pasta and happy kids. [Who wouldn’t love that?!]
And after everything was done cooking and dinner was on the table, the kids refused to eat. Ryley went to the cabinet and brought me a can of tomato sauce and said “I want this red stuff on my sketti, mama.” I guess my little Italian girl doesn’t have a taste for the chipotle pasta like her momma. That’s ok. More for momma!
Chipotle Pasta Skillet
- 1 onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 1-2 pounds of hamburger
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 12 oz of pasta
- 1 can 6 oz chipotle corn
- 1 can 15 oz crushed Mexican tomatoes
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 block of cheese
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 788Cholesterol: 135mgSodium: 824mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 50g
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Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe Kelley! Our family tried it this evening and we all LOVED it!!
Thats awesome! So excited yall liked it! 🙂
Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods says
Oh my yum! My husband and I would love this recipe. Pinning and making!
I hope yall enjoy it! Its one of our new favorites!
Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
This is right up my alley. I would put more cayenne though. I like it spicy! 🙂
Yes! Add more! I used chipotle corn so I didn’t want a ton of spice, but if you like it spicy.. add more! 🙂
Adelina Priddis says
Delicious! I’m a huge fan of one pot meals. The best ever.
Same here! Less dishes for the win!
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
Oh Kelley, that pasta looks delicious!! When I was growing up, my idea of a taco was ground beef, in a corn shell, with ketchup! Thankfully, I grew out of that. 😉
Haha! That’s too funny. We went out of state once and ate at a little Mexican food place and they served us tater tots as our side. We laughed and laughed. Glad you grew out of the corn shell and ketchup Mexican food. hehe.
I just wanted to let you know that your recipe was featured this week on What’s Cooking Wednesday! Thanks so much for joining us last week and hope to see you back this week as well! http://www.turningclockback.com/2014/03/come-share-recipe-whats-cooking-wednesday.html
Thats so much! Ill stop by soon.
Yum, yum, yum! That looks so incredible – I wish that were my dinner tonight, or tomorrow night, or the next.
Haha! I could enjoy this for many nights in a row, thats for sure! 🙂
Sandy A. says
Made this for dinner tonight-super easy and everyone loved it! A new favorite! Thanks!
Awesome! So glad yall liked it! Its one of our favorites too!
Currently eating this delicious meal! I cook hamburger on the side (I’m a vegetarian). This is soooo good and spicy. I’ll definitely make this again, but with less spices! Wheooo!
Im so glad you enjoyed it! Its fun to customize it how you like it 🙂
This looks delish and quick.
Do you drain the hamburg grease before adding the canned corn and tomatoes? Or are you suppose to use low-fat content ground beef (like 95% lean)? Your pix don’t look greasy, so I’m wondering about the grease from cooking the meat, and not sure if you *need* it in the recipe of not.
If I use lower fat beef then I don’t drain it off. If I use like an 80/20 beef then I will get rid of some of the excess grease. It’s not needed for the recipe but it doesn’t hurt it either. Hope that helps Kathy! 🙂
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
I have a weakness for Mexican food, pasta, and onions! I cannot get over my dad having a hatred for onions! He is missing out on so much. I cannot wait to try this!
Oh gosh.. I love onions so so much! They are perfect in this dish too.. hope you enjoy Kacey! 🙂
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Great idea combining Mexican and Italian and I love making one pot dinners!
Its like the trifecta – Mexican+ Italian+ One pot! haha! 🙂
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
Skillet meals are so easy! Pinned!
Agreed! They are my favorite! Thanks Julie! 🙂
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Chipotle + pasta? Two of my favorites in one hearty dish – I have no doubt I’d absolutely love this dish, Kelley!
Two of my favorites too friend! So good together!
amanda @ fake ginger says
I could go for $1 breakfast taco right about now.
This looks delicious. My boys love these kinds of pasta dishes – gotta try this one!
Gah.. $1 breakfast tacos are the best!! I could go for one all day.. everyday. Thanks Amanda! 🙂
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
This looks so delicious!! Perfect supper idea!
Joanie @ ZagLeft says
This looks fantastic, Kelley. Such great flavors, I know I’ll be making it soon!
Thanks Joanie! It’s one of our favorites! Hope yall enjoy it 🙂
Kelley, where do you find chipotle corn? I was just at the store and couldn’t find any.
There are two different brands that sell it. Green Giant sells one (here is what it looks like – http://amzn.to/1E8OmGx) and then we have a store brand. We shop at HEB so its an HEB brand product in a small red can. I hope that helps!
What kind of cheese did you use in this recipe.
Hey Jackie! Probably cheddar or colby jack. Hope that helps!