Chili Pasta Bake

I found this recipe on a can of S & W Ready Cut Diced Tomatoes and it looked like something my family would like.  I used mild salsa but it was still a little spicey so Bob and Zach loved it, Cort hasn’t tried it yet, I tried it and liked it but it was a little spicey.  I’m leaving on Monday to go work on a movie out of town for the whole week so I’ve been spending some time today making some food for the family to eat while I’m gone.  Bob requested pasta so I made this one which is hot and another one (next post) which is cold since you never know how the weather is going to be around here this time of year.

10 oz penne pasta

1 pound ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 (14.5 oz) can S & W Ready Cut Diced Tomatoes

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

1 cup salsa

1 (7 oz) diced green chilies, drained

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

1  Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.

2  Cook meat and onion in large skillet, drain.  Add chili powder, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa and chilies.  Cook 5 minutes.

3  Toss pasta and sauce.  Spoon into 13 x 9″ baking dish.  Top with cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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