Mexican-Style Bow Ties


8 oz. bow ties (or your favorite pasta shape), uncooked
8 oz. lean ground beef
16 oz. canned kidney beans or pinto beans, drained
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
16 oz. canned whole kernel, no-salt-added corn, drained
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
½ c. sliced green onions
½ c. low-fat, plain yogurt
½ c. medium salsa


In a medium skillet, brown ground beef and drain any excess fat. Add beans, cumin and chili powder; heat through. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. In large bowl, combine pasta, meat mixture, tomatoes, corn, green pepper, cheese and onions. In small bowl, combine yogurt and salsa. Add to pasta mixture and toss well. Serve warm or cold. Garnish with additional salsa, if desired.


Serves 6