Monday, May 2, 2011

Recipe: Cheesy Texan Skillet

This is one of my favorite dinners to make and it's super easy. I don't remember where I found it but they called it Cheesy Texan Skillet - we just call it our favorite, especially now that I've added a few things to make it "mine."

35. Dinner

Cheesy Texan Skillet
1 onion, chopped
1 can black beans, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 package shells and cheese dinner
Assorted spices (cumin, salt, pepper, etc)

Drain the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to the liquid to make 1 3/4 cups total.

Brown the meat. To the skillet, add the black beans, tomatoes, tomato/water liquid, pasta shells, and onion. Stir until boiling. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 9-10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Remove from heat.

Stir in cheese sauce from the shells and cheese package. Make sure it's well-blended. Serve with shredded cheese on top.

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