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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Last Minute Idea Pasta

I know, I know, it's not the best name for a recipe, but sometimes coming up with a name is not the easiest.  And chorizo beef pasta didn't sound any better... so last minute idea pasta is what you got.  Why?  Because it truly was a last minute idea.  I had a little chorizo left and a little bit of ground beef and pasta.  Not much to go with, but I wanted to make SOMETHING for dinner that night.  I got home pretty late from work and didn't want to spend a lot of time thinking about dinner.  I just knew I was hungry and didn't want to eat a frozen dinner.  So this dish was invented... simple the easiest degree.  Feel free to kick it up with any additions you may enjoy... this can be your canvas :)

Last Minute Idea Pasta
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
8-10oz penne pasta
1/2 lb ground chorizo
1/4 lbs ground beef
1 red pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups Cherubs tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup sour cream

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water, and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, over medium high heat, cook the chorizo for about 4 minutes; stirring occasionally.  Add the ground beef and continue stirring and cooking another 6 minutes.  Add the red pepper and tomatoes and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes.  Stir in the sour cream and cook 1 more minute.  Remove from heat and stir in the pasta.  If things are too dry, add a little pasta water until you get the right consistency.  Remove from heat and serve.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Gosh, it's only 8 am and looking at that pasta dish I want to sit right down to dinner. Good for you, making up a meal on the spot. This could be titled Pantry Possibilities.

Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups said...

Looks delicious Jenn : )

Mary said...

I love it when a meal comes together so perfectly from ingredients that are already in the house! Way to go, Jenn!

Big Dude said...

Looks really good for a last minute throw together.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

Pasta is such a great platform for leftovers. It's saved us from eating fast food or frozen many times.

Chris said...

The name works for us!