Cheesy Hamburger Pasta
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- 1 lb
- ground beef
- 1/2 small
- onion, finely diced
- 1 tsp
- garlic, minced
- 1/2 c
- salsa, (i use my own homemade salsa but you can use your favorite brand)
- 8 oz
- shredded colby/jack cheese (or cheddar cheese if you prefer)
- 1 Tbsp
- 2 c
- small shell or elbow pasta, uncooked
- 2 c
- salt and pepper to taste
1Brown the ground beef and onion; drain off excess grease if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
2Add the garlic and salsa, stir to combine.
3Add the water, pasta and butter; stir to combine. Cover and let cook on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is aldente (cooked but not soft or mushy). Stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking or burning.
4Remove cover, add cheese and stir to combine. If the cheese is too thick, add a little more water or milk so it will be thick but creamy.
5Add salt and pepper to taste.
6Serve with your favorite fresh salad and hot bread.