Sunday, 12 August 2007


Simple dinner, simple fix for a Mexican craving and a quick dinner! One of my favourite recipes and probably the only meal I have made in the last couple of weeks. Cupcakes may count as a meal in my book but guess they don't really qualify, do they...
1/2 package of macaroni (250g)
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoon chopped green onion
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 green pepper (long slices)
1/2 red pepper (long slices)
3 1/2 tablespoons Taco seasoning (I usually find Old El Paso Taco mix packets in Waitrose or Tesco)
1 cup whole or 2 % milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar
1/2 sour cream (optional)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
2 chopped green chillies
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced fresh Roma tomatoes
Blue Corn Chips (optional)
Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water, 4-6 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in saucepan; add green onion, chillies and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add in green and red pepper and saute for another 1-2 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning. In small bowl, combine milk and cornstarch, add to olive oil mixture cooking until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in grated cheese; cook slowly stirring until melted. Add remaining ingredients except chips; cook until just heated through. Combine gently with pasta; serve immediately. Serve with corn chips. Amounts to about 4-6 servings.


Sushama said...

hello ,

Interesting macaroni recipe...looks like an easy and reliable recipe to fall back on in times of quick food.

thanks for commenting on my blog and sorry I could'nt get back to u sooner.


M&Ms... said...

Thanks Sush! It is an easy fall back..
by the way, am so glad you wrote as I can't get back to your blog. Been trying but lost between the several links it took me to get there. Can you let me know the name please.

Anonymous said...

Looks good for a quick meal and the mexican base can be used in many ways like wraps etc.