:pw Sombrero Pasta Salad :rectnt

:pw Sombrero Pasta Salad
Entry in :pw Salad Contest
Take this Salad along to your next family picnic. It will be a favorite! :thup

1 (16-ounce) package spiral pasta
1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup water
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 (8-ounce) cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 (2-1/4 ounce) cans sliced ripe olives, drained
1 (16-ounce) bottle Catalina or Western salad dressing (I used Catalina)


Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Add water and taco seasoning; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Rinse pasta in cold water and drain; place in a large bowl.
Add beef mixture, cheese, green pepper, onion, tomato and olives; mix well.
Add the dressing and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Recipe from Joanne
Made by Val
10 servings
Note: If you'll be refrigerating this salad for more than 1 hour, reserve 1/2 cup dressing to stir into the salad just before serving.

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