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Southwestern Wagon Wheels

 Southwestern Wagon Wheels
I used to have the luxury of time, which allowed me to cook from scratch. But after a husband and child, I'm sure glad I saved my "convenience" recipes, like this this super-easy pasta dinner. —Ramona Rasas-Satinskas, Hockessin, Delaware
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 4 cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup medium salsa
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the soup, salsa, mushrooms and oregano. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream;
  • heat through.
  • Drain pasta; serve with sauce mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup beef mixture with 1 cup pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese equals 542 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 1,099 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.