Taco Baked Ziti
  • 1 lb baked ziti noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (my homemade mix can be found here)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1-14 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno sliced fine
  • 6 grape tomatoes sliced in half
  1. Boil ziti according to package directions.
  2. Saute beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until fully cooked.
  3. Over low heat add the water, cornstarch and taco seasoning to the beef and mix well.
  4. Add in the diced tomatoes and black beans along with yogurt.
  5. Mix meat sauce well with pasta.
  6. Layer in a 13x9 casserole dish with cheddar cheese and a 1/4 cup green onions and place the jalapeno slices on top (that way if someone doesn't like them, they can avoid scooping them out when serving, if everyone likes spicy, add diced jalapenos with the layers of cheese)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Top with cut tomatoes, cilantro and remaining green onions before serving
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2016/08/taco-baked-ziti.html