mondaymunchiesThis is a versatile, nutritious, and delicious one-dish meal that your family will ask for again and again!  Mine does.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound of pretty much any kind of meat, ground or cubed, that your family prefers

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups Texas Habanero Salsa

One 16-ounce can of black beans, well-drained

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 medium zucchini, trimmed and sliced into little half-moons

1 finely chopped garlic clove

1 pound pasta, whatever kind your family likes.

What to do:

Heat the oil in a large skillet, and add the meat.  Season with the salt and pepper.  Cook until lightly browned – about five minutes.

Stir in the salsa, beans, and cumin.  Simmer, covered, for about ten minutes.  Add the zucchini and garlic and simmer another five minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta until tender.  Drain and toss with the sauce.

Serve right away.

As usual with Texas Pepper Jelly recipes, don’t count on having any leftovers.

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