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Taco Spaghetti Supreme


  • 8 ounces spaghetti, broken
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar thick and chunky-style salsa (mild or medium)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in 1 cup water and 1 package of taco seasoning mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in cooked pasta, olives, half the shredded cheese and salsa. Simmer another 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 2-quart round casserole.
  6. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Makes 6 main dish servings.