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.
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
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, meanwhile sauté beef in olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until browned and crumbled.
Add the chipotle and poblano sauté for 1 minute. (I puree them in the food processor.)
Add the crushed tomatoes, 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper; simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and toss with the hot sauce, top with the cheese before serving.
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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