Mexican Style Pasta Sauce

This recipe was in our local newspaper a couple of months ago, and I finally got around to trying it.  I love pasta, and I love Mexican food, and this was delicious!  Naturally, I did have to make a few adjustments for our tastes – like add more veggies LOL.  It makes a Huge amount, and even though Al loved it at first, he got tired of eating this after a while.  Next time I will freeze half of it, I love having ready-to-eat meals in the freezer.

Rotini with Mexican Style Pasta Sauce

1 lb ground turkey
1 lb hot chorizo sausage
1 T crushed garlic
1 onion, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
4 jalapenos , chopped with seeds in
2 c corn
1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
2 T tomato paste
2 T chili powder
1 t oregano
1/2 t thyme
1/2 t cumin
1/2 C chopped fresh cilantro

In a large pot, crumble and saute ground turkey meat and chorizo until cooked.  Add garlic, onion, celery, bell pepper, and jalapenos and cook for about 10 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.  Add remaining ingredients except cilantro, stir to mix thoroughly, and cook over low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat, stir in cilantro, and serve over cooked pasta.


About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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One Response to Mexican Style Pasta Sauce

  1. Aldubuc says:

    This recipe is a great mixture of taste, spice, and healthy eating! Feeds 50 LOL!

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