Firehouse Chili Pasta Bake
- Servings: 10
Warm the bellies of everyone in your household on a cold, winter night with this chunky Ziti chili dish.
|16 oz||San Giorgio® Ziti|
|1/2 lb||lean ground beef|
|1 cup||chopped green pepper|
|1/2 cup||onion, chopped|
|2 each||garlic cloves, chopped|
|1 Tbsp||chili powder|
|1/4 tsp||freshly ground black pepper|
|14 oz||kidney beans, drained, rinsed|
|14 oz||diced tomatoes, undrained|
|12 oz||mild salsa|
|2 cups||Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded|
- Heat oven to 375º F. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook meat, green pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper for 10 minutes; or until vegetables are tender and meat is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in kidney beans, tomatoes and salsa; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
- In 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, stir together pasta and sauce until well blended; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts.