Mexican-Style Bow Ties

Mexican-Style Bow Ties

Course: Kid-Friendly, Mains, Recipes



With a savory blend of lean ground beef, kidney beans, and zesty spices like cumin and chili powder, each bite is a burst of Mexican-inspired goodness. Tossed with colorful veggies, creamy yogurt, and tangy salsa, this dish offers a satisfying meal for 6, perfect for family dinners or gatherings.


  • 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.
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