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Spanish Spirals

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


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven or large skillet, 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 until pasta is tender, 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition 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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  • DWare5883
    Sep 1, 2019

    I’d give it three and half stars. It’s quick and easy for sure and it tastes fine, but nothing I’m going to be excited to make again.

  • Hotitalian
    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
    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
    Apr 6, 2013

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

  • bugg57
    Feb 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • jdiana33
    Aug 26, 2012

    Easy recipe. Kids loved it!

  • Mamarabbit82
    Feb 1, 2012

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

  • lightedway
    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
    Jan 10, 2011

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

  • Joscy
    Sep 28, 2008

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