1/2 Onion, finely chopped
28 oz Can tomatoes w/juice,
1 (1-1/4 oz) package taco mix
16 oz Can black beans, rinsed and
4 c Cooked ziti or penne pasta
1 3/4 cup dried pasta)
2 ts Olive oil
1 c Part-skim ricotta
2 (8-ounce) chicken boneless,
Skinless breast halves,
Cut in 1/2″ pieces, optional
1 c Shredded Cheddar or
Leave out the chicken to convert to a vegetarian meal. Heat oven to
425 degrees. Grease a 7-by-11-inch baking dish.
In a medium nonreactive bowl, mix onions, tomatoes, taco mix and black
beans. Toss pasta with olive oil.
Spread 1 cup tomato mixture on bottom of baking dish. Add cooked
pasta. Dot with ricotta and then spread with a knife. Stir chicken
pieces into remaining tomato mixture and spoon over ricotta. Sprinkle
with shredded cheese. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
From Sun-Sentinel Food Section, Thursday, July 20,
1995 “Meals in Minutes”