1 box Dreamfields Spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef (at least 85% lean), chicken or turkey breast
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
4 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Salt and pepper
Cabot Lite50 Jalapeño Cheddar or Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, shredded
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
PREPARE ingredients ahead of time for fast and efficient cooking. This means dicing the tomatoes, dicing the onion, mincing the garlic, shredding the cheese and bringing a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
HEAT 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet until hot. Add ground meat and onion; cook until meat is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. You may drain the fat to lower calories.
ADD garlic, cumin, chili powder, soy sauce and tomatoes; cook uncovered 10 minutes.
ADD tomato paste; continue cooking 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Set aside and keep warm.
COOK pasta as directed on package. Drain and serve with taco meat sauce; top with shredded cheese.
This is a nice take, or retake, on a standard meal – spaghetti. We used the exact measurements for the chili powder & cumin and while the taste is noticeable, it’s subtle. If you prefer more punch I suggest adding an extra teaspoon of each, possibly even doubling the measurements specified. Regardless this recipe is a nice change up on an old standard!