Spanish Spirals Recipe
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Spanish Spirals Recipe

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I usually cook for only me and my husband, so I try to scale down most recipes. But I make this dish just the way it is because my husband loves the leftovers.—Sandy Pelfrey, North Canton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 338 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein


  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, pasta, sugar, chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spanish Spirals in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p228

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Wonderful, quick meal. Cooked the spirals separately and doubled the tomatoes,sugar, chili powder, salt and garlic powder. We also used a large chopped onion. For a twist, we used Rotel Tomatoes and garnished with shredded Mexican cheese mixture. Some wanted chopped black olives. Nothing seems to turn out bad with this. Great for cookout or a party! Loved by all."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Super easy and quick dish that the family loves. I added fresh mushrooms and a little extra spaghetti sauce for extra flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"Easy, tasty, only one pot to wash meal. :) My family loves it."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Easy recipe. Kids loved it!"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I added sliced mushrooms and my family loved this. I will definitely make again."

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