Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Recipe: Mexican Pasta in Chipotle Sauce

from $3 Meals by Ellen Brown

1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (or pressed through a garlic press)
1 pound angel hair pasta, broken into 2-inch lengths
1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, drained and finely chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large covered skillet (or pot) over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 1-2 minutes (being careful not to let it burn).  Add pasta, paprika, oregano, and cumin.  Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, or until pasta is lightly browned.

Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chipotle chilies, broth, and olives to the pan; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low and simmer mixture, covered, for 8-10 minutes, or until pasta is soft and liquid has almost evaporated.  Stir in cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper (if desired), and serve immediately.

Note: The dish can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated, tightly covered.  Reheat it, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until hot.

Serves: 6-8

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