Ground beef, salt, black pepper, 1 packet taco seasoning, 2 cups water, 1 cup jarred mild salsa, uncooked rotini pasta, shredded Mexican-style cheese, toppings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro. In a large deep skillet over medium heat add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally. Drain grease. Stir taco seasoning into ground beef then stir in water, salsa and pasta noodles. Stir, cover and reduce heat to a simmer until pasta is tender.
Stuffed Pepper Soup: Made some changes to the recipe. I used 2# of hamburger instead of 1#. Since I put it together the day before, I did not pre-cook the rice. I used 2 cups of (uncooked) rice (instead of 2 cups of cooked rice). Bumped up the beef broth to 3 cans (instead of 1) for the rice to soak up and added 1/4 cup of mild salsa for added flavor. I love stuffed peppers, and this was good.