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Friday, September 25, 2009

Que Pasta! via Rachel Ray

I made this yummy dish last night and it was good enough to share with you! I didn't take pics cause, well just cause we were too anxious to dig in...

3-4 Dried Ancho Chilies
can chicken broth

1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb Chorizo
onion diced
garlic smooshed
bay leaf
1/4 tomato paste
bottle of beer (Grumpy like this part!)
pinch of cinnamon

cooked spagetti pasta
chopped cilantro
Queso cheese, grated

De-seed and stem chiles. Boil in broth till all soft. This smells heavenly! Then pour into food processor and blend. While it cooks...

Brown and drain beef and Chorizo, onion and garlic. The chorizo is pretty greasy, I like to blot it after draining. You do whatever suits.

Add chiles and rest of ingredients and simmer to reduce. 
Pour over cooked spagetti pasta and mix. 
Top with cheese and scallions and cilantro.

I served this with cornbread cause that's "his" favorite. Would be good with tortillas too! We also liked it better with some hot sauce added!



  1. Hey Girl! Thanks so much for visiting my blog...I replied to you on the blog, and then duh, realized you had a blog...lol.

    I'm rushing out the door now, but would love to get to know you and pick your brain some about homeschooling.

    Did you homeschool through highschool?

    I'll catch up on your blog when I have a bit more time....the recipe looks great!

  2. Thanks Jayme! Look forward to talking to ya. And warning about the recipe, don't pull what dearGrumpy husband pulled. DONT go back for seconds and pile on as much pasta as you had the first helping. And the coat it with hot sauce. OY, he was one sick puppy through the night. Baking soda, Mylanta, Tums, the whole regime!! I was not laughing. Ok, maybe a very quiet tee hee.