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  • Writer's pictureAl Friedman

Recipe of the Week!

Cheesy Taco Pasta and County Style Apple Fritter Bread!


1 lb ground beef

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of black pepper

1 packet (1 oz) taco seasoning

2 cups water

1 cup mild salsa

8 oz rotini pasta, uncooked

1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese

Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, chopped cilantro


Preheat a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked thoroughly. Drain grease. Stir taco seasoning into ground beef, then stir in water, salsa and pasta noodles. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve with optional toppings if desired.


Fritter Bread

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp milk or cream

1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup milk

2 apples, any kind, peeled and chopped Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze:

Fritter Bread

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Using an electric mixer and a medium bowl, beat white sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended in. Add vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder and whisk together; add to butter mixture and stir until blended. Add milk to batter and mix until smooth. Pour half the batter into the loaf pan and top with half the chopped apples and half the cinnamon mixture; pat apples lightly into batter. Repeat with remaining batter, chopped apples, and cinnamon mixture. Using a knife or spoon, swirl cinnamon mixture through apples. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze: Combine powdered sugar and milk or cream until well mixed. Drizzle over cooled bread.

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