Mexican-Style Bow Ties

Mexican-Style Bow Ties

8 ounces Bow Ties, Elbow Macaroni, or other medium pasta shape – uncooked
8 ounces lean ground beef
1 16-ounce can kidney beans
OR
1 16-ounce can pinto beans – drained
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 medium tomatoes – seeded and chopped
2 8-ounce cans whole kernel corn – drained
1 small green bell pepper – chopped
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup medium salsa
1/2 cup broken tortilla chips

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. .

In a medium skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add beans, cumin and chili powder; heat through. In large bowl, combine pasta, meat mixture, tomatoes, corn, green pepper, cheese and onions. In small bowl, combine yogurt and salsa. Add to salad mixture and toss well. Serve warm or cold. Garnish with tortilla chips and serve with additional salsa.

Serves 6-8