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Spanish Spirals Recipe

Spanish Spirals Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Hotitalian User ID: 7393151 84041
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."

kristenkcole User ID: 2348391 29166
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."

lillybow User ID: 1141272 43734
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

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

jdiana33 User ID: 3207736 203951
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Easy recipe. Kids loved it!"

Mamarabbit82 User ID: 1011646 107851
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

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

lightedway User ID: 4228023 74764
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I will make this recipe again and again. It was easy and I always have these ingredients on hand. Makes plenty for a crowd when unexpected people drop in. Love that you don't have to boil the macaroni. We topped our plates with cheese and enjoyed garlic bread along with it. Easy to make Easy to tweak to your liking. Make it tonight!"

higgins3 User ID: 3950259 83244
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Very easy to make and very fulling, taste very good!!!!"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 89017
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2008

"I've not tried this recipe yet, but it looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.


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