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Tex-Mex Pasta - Gluten & Dairy Free

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 510 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Brown Rice Noodles I used Trader Joe's
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Daiya cheese sharp cheddar, or sheep milks feta to taste

Optional add in's:

  • salsa, sour cream, avocado, and pickled jalapenos

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar your choice of cider, plain, or rice
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle puree to taste - I keep this on hand in the fridge by pureeing a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You could also just chop a chipotle pepper up too. It seems to last months as a puree in my fridge.
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 drops clear stevia or 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. Make the vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic and red pepper; saute 1 minute.
  5. Add in the meat and spices; cook until browned, stirring to crumble.
  6. Add in the tomatoes, green onions, and beans just to heat through.
  7. Toss in the pasta, and cheese.
  8. Toss in vinaigrette to taste.
  9. Serve warm or cold, your choice!
  10. Serve with optional add in's as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Tex-Mex Pasta - Gluten & Dairy Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 451mg13%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1645IU33%
Vitamin C 34.8mg42%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.