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Zippy Ground Beef Skillet

This zesty combination of ingredients creates a fun fiesta of flavor. No one leaves the table hungry when Vicki Herron serves this hearty favorite hot from her stovetop in Portland, Maine.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked small tube pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, jalapenos, honey, chili powder and salt. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta; add to beef mixture. Add sour cream; cook and stir until heated through (do not boil).
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 307 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.
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  • mamaknowsbest
    Mar 9, 2016

    Great recipe! My family has been making a version of this for 20 years. We often us ground pork in it as well. We usually do not add the salt. Kids and adults love it. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home, I love using recipes that can be quickly prepared with food on hand.

  • JMartinelli13
    Sep 16, 2015

    Simple, hearty and delicious. Also great over mashed potatoes instead of the pasta.

  • country.girl
    Jul 23, 2011

    sounds good!!! have to try

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    Aug 10, 2006

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