A Mother’s Day Dinner – Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija

by Jennifer Wieland
Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

I love celebrating Mother’s Day! As a child I used to go to the florist a block down and buy my mom some flowers I picked out and bought with my money. I smile every time I get a hand-picked bouquet from my yard from my kids. I love getting the homemade cards and school projects or the calls from the older ones to tell me they’re thinking of me. Mother’s Day is a truly special day for moms and mother figures everywhere. So celebrate them with a Mother’s Day dinner made by you. This ​Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija is a perfectly easy way to cook a meal for that special mom in your life.

My paternal grandma was Mexican, my paternal great-grandma was Creole and my maternal grandma was Irish who married a Sicilian man and learned to cook Italian for him. We would spend holidays when I was growing up loading up in the car and driving into the city to see my paternal grandma and great-grandma. They would always have food ready and we’d eat tamales or molé and then head upstairs and have some Creole food. We’d follow that up with a drive back towards our house and to my maternal grandma’s house. She’d make the best lasagna with homemade gravy and sfinghis with us kids for dessert. I was so excited to find this recipe from Barilla®! For me this ​Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija is a great way to honor all of them. It has the flavors of Mexico with the heat of Creole cooking and the pasta of Italy.

 Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Ingredients:

1 Pkg, Barilla Spaghetti

1 Tbsp, Extra virgin olive oil

1 Lb. Ground Beef

½ Can, Chili Chipotle

1 Can (28oz) Crushed Tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

½ Cup, diced Poblano (optional)

½ Cup, cotija cheese

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, meanwhile sauté beef in olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until browned and crumbled.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Add the chipotle and poblano sauté for 1 minute. (I puree them in the food processor.)

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Add the crushed tomatoes, 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper; simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and toss with the hot sauce, top with the cheese before serving.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

 If the moms in your life love food with a kick then this will be a hit and it’s so quick and easy to make anyone can make mom a great meal! Ready to make it yourself? Then head to your local Walmart store and pick up some Barilla® pasta.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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