Bad Hombre Taco Pasta- Mexican + Italian ='s Delicious

Don’t have a lot of time… in 30 minutes you can prepare and serve this delicious Taco Pasta Dish. We got the idea for this dish from combining two of our favorite cooking styles- Mexican and Italian, An absolute winner in our kitchen.

*Hint Hint* Makes a Perfect Pot Luck Dish for “The Big Game”

     8 Servings (Dig In “Yumm”)
     Prep Time
     15 Minutes
     Total Time
     30 Minutes



  •      1/2 pound large shells pasta
  •      1 tablespoon canola oil
  •      1 pound ground beef or chicken
  •      1  yellow onion  (diced)
  •      4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  •      2 tablespoons Bad Hombre seasoning
  •      1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  •      3/4 cup water
  •      1 cup  jarred salsa
  •      1 1/2 cups  cheddar cheese  (shredded)
  •      Big Island Sea Salt to Taste
  •      Saigon Pepper to Taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to your liking, drain and set aside.
  2. Place large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once it starts sizzling add the ground beef or chicken and brown well, breaking it with a spoon until no longer pink. Drain all fat from skillet.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, stir and cook for approx. 2 minutes.
  4. Add Bad hombre, red pepper flakes, Big Island Sea Salt, Saigon Pepper to pan then add 3/4 cup of water, making sure to stir and cook until water is gone.
  5. Add the pasta to the pan. Add the salsa and cheese. Stir to combine.
  6. Garnish with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream and more cheese on top.


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