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Enchilada Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Enchilada Spaghetti and Meatballs I don’t know about ya’ll but in our house mexican food is huge. It is my go to dinner, we live for Taco Tuesdays. Enchiladas are particularly popular with my family and my Enchilada Stuffed Shells are wildly popular on Pinterest….

Excuse the old photo….Enchilada Stuffed Shells2

Here in my house we also love pasta. Pasta is great for a quick and easy dinner, it can always feed a crowd and everyone loves pasta. So I decided to do another pasta/enchilada mash-up with this quick Enchilada Spaghetti and Meatballs. This recipe is super super simple and delicious!! I just start with a pound of lean ground beef that I mix with a packet of taco seasoning. Feel free to use your favorite taco seasoning or your homemade version. Taco Hamburger I just roll them into balls and sear them off in a pan. I add a little finely chopped onion to the meatballs and let them saute up and caramelize along side the meatballs. taco meatballs Once they are all brown I throw in a large can of red enchilada sauce. Again I used store bought but you can use scratch made. Meatballs in Enchilada Sauce Then I lid the pan and let all that loveliness simmer away. While that is happening I boil the spaghetti. In this case I found these funky looking swirly spaghetti at Target. I am sure there is a real name for it but I don’t know it so I am just going to stick with swirly spaghetti for now lol. Spiraly Spaghetti I then mix the pasta with the sauce and meatballs in the skillet. Top with cheese and scallions, lid it to melt the cheese and bam dinner is done! Noodles! Pasta, meatballs, cheese, check, check, yum! Enchilada Spaghetti This dinner takes no time and everyone loves it! It is a fun twist on regular spaghetti and meatballs and has that perfect Mexican twist to really flavor up any weeknight dinner! I serve this with a side salad and my family cleans their plates and I get in and out of the kitchen super fast!

Enchilada Spaghetti and Meatballs

Enchilada Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 can 19 oz enchilada sauce
  • 1 pound spiral pasta or regular spaghetti
  • Shredded cheese
  • Scallions

Instructions

  1. Mix the ground beef with the taco seasoning.
  2. Place meatballs and onion in hot skillet and sear off meatballs while caramelizing the onions.
  3. Add the enchilada sauce to the skillet, bring to a simmer and cover with lid.
  4. Meanwhile boil the noodles.
  5. Drain noodles and add to skillet with sauce and meatballs.
  6. Toss it all together and top with shredded colby jack and green onions.
  7. Serve to your happy family!

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11 Comments

  1. I love that your recipes are so simple, Parrish. I love this twist on the old favorite. I don’t know what that pasta is called either, but very fun! Kids would love that:)

  2. Hi, Parrish! This looks like another tasty creation. How do you do it? (I am most definitely not a wing-it king of gal!) 1 question, though: How much shredded cheese and chopped green onion did you use? Both are mentioned in the instructions, but not listed in the ingredients. Thanks, Cheryl

    1. Oh my goodness I thought I put that in lol! I used 1 cup of cheese and probably about 3 green onions chopped. Of course you can add more or less of either :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Perfect timing!! I was just given a ton of leftover spaghetti from a fundraiser dinner, and I was trying to come up with something not spaghetti to get teh kids to eat it again, lol. This is going on the menu today! Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites Parrish. (you might want to check your recipe plug in, it only has the ground beef as an ingredient).

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