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Main Dish: MEXICAN PASTA CASSEROLE - Thanks Gina R!
This will fit the Core or Flex plan of Weight Watchers. This could be made ahead or can be fixed in about 40 minutes. Great for a busy evening.

1/2 cup onions
1 (28 ounce) can chopped tomatoes with juice
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
8 ounces 93% lean ground beef
3 cups whole wheat penne or whole wheat ziti (6 oz. dried)
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425*.
Spray 8x11 baking dish with cooking spray.
Blend together onions, tomatos, taco mix and black beans.
You can use the food processor if you prefer a smooth.
sauce.
Spread 1 cup of tomato mixture on bottom of pan.
Add cooked pasta.
Dot with ricotta cheese and then spread ricotta over pasta mixture.
Stir ground beef into remaining tomato mixture.
Spoon over ricotta.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 25-30 minutes.

cblessum on 5/4/2007