1/2 lb pasta (*I used shells, but nearly anything will work*)
1/4 lb 93% ground beef (or more if you want it meatier, if you use a fattier meat drain before adding seasoning and water)
1/2 c chunky salsa
1c shredded Mexican cheese
1/8c taco seasoning
1. Cook pasta according to package directions (or however you normally cook pasta) until just barely done, drain and set aside.
2. In the same pot brown ground beef and then add taco seasoning and water and simmer until nearly all water has evaporated.
3. Add the pasta back to the pot and stir in salsa and cheese. If the heat from the meat and pasta doesn't melt the cheese completely you can turn the heat back on for a few moments but not too long so that you don't overcook the pasta.
This was a great dish and even reheated well the next day, which is saying something since in my family we never eat leftovers since I'm not a fan of how things taste reheated.
If you give it a try leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it.
Just remember, with planning and organization, you CAN do it all.