Sep 6, 2012


1 lb. Pasta (penne)
1 1/2 lbs.  ground beef

or 1lbs beef 1/2 lbs sauage
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. ground coriander
2 tbsp. chili powder
Ground black pepper (to taste)
1 large onion, chopped
3 (or more) garlic cloves, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cups cilantro, chopped
1 can (14 oz)  fire roasted diced tomatoes

Cook pasta . While that’s cooking, chop your onions and jalapeno.  Cook the hamburger until it starts to brown and then toss in the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Drain & return to skillet. The recipe called for 3 cloves of garlic. Add cumin, coriander, and chili powder.  Mix well and remove from heat.  Make sure the meat is evenly coated with spices.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and then add  flour. Mix until it looks like paste.  Then whisk in the milk until it starts to bubble. Add cheese & cilantro.  When the cheese is melted, add in the diced tomatoes and mix until combined. Now take the hamburger  add it to the drained pasta. Pour the queso sauce on top of that and stir until combined. Serve!

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