Beefy Taco Pasta


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12 ounces campanelle
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • salt and black pepper
  • Put the oil in the pot, select SAUTÉ, and adjust toNORMAL/MEDIUM heat. When the oil is hot, add the beef, onions, and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning and cook, breaking the meat into 1/2-inch chunks and stirring frequently, until the onions are tender (thebeef will finish cooking under pressure), 6 minutes. Press CANCEL.
  • Add the pasta and stir to coat with the onions and beef. In amedium bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together 3 cups of water,the tomato paste, and the remaining taco seasoning. Pour the mixtureover the pasta in the pot and stir gently to combine. Place thepeppers on top of the pasta mixture. Lock on the lid, select thePRESSURE COOK function, and adjust to LOW pressure for 5 minutes.Make sure the steam valve is in the “Sealing” position.
  • When the cooking time is up, quick-release the pressure. Gentlystir the pasta with a rubber spatula, scraping any browned bits on thebottom of the pot. Season with salt and pepper. The sauce will thickenupon standing. Serve sprinkled with the optional cheese, if desired.
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