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Taco Pasta

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This is a healthy, tasty dish that everyone will enjoy. Serve it with salad, vegetables, bread, tortillas or corn chips. Delicious, versatile and a winner with the kids.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4

250 grams beef mince
1 small zucchini diced
1/2 brown onion diced
1/2 cup corn kernels
2-4 mushrooms sliced
1 cup pasta (any shape you prefer)
1/2 teaspoon each paprika, cumin, onion powder and oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese to sprinkle on top
Chilli finely chopped and salt and pepper to taste

Cheese Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Taco Pasta

Heat oil in a large saucepan to medium high heat, brown the beef.
Add the mushrooms and onion, saute until softened.
Put in the spices, chilli, garlic and tomato paste. Fry for 1-2 minutes until cooked and fragrant.
Turn heat down to low and put in the pasta, tomatoes, corn, zucchini and beef stock.
Cover and simmer very gently for 20-30 minutes, until liquid is almost all absorbed and pasta is al dente.

Taco Pasta

Pour mixture into a large baking dish.

Cheese Sauce
Put butter into a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add flour and cook stirring for 2 minutes.
Add milk a little at a time, whisking, continuously, until there are no lumps.
Turn heat down to low and simmer, keep whisking until thick and smooth.

Taco Pasta

Remove from heat, add Parmesan cheese and season. Whisk until the cheese melts and is incorporated.
Pour onto pasta mixture and sprinkle with grated tasty cheese.

Sprinkle with cheese and bake

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbling and golden. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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