Spaghetti Tacos

Spaghetti Tacos @EclecticEveryday

These were a fun project we did yesterday. In case you aren’t under 12, or don’t have a little kid in your house, spaghetti tacos have been all the rage for little kids since the dish first appeared on Nickelodeon’s iCarly. I know they sound really strange, but if you get past the texture, they’re actually pretty tasty.

This recipe was developed for Babble’s Family Kitchen.

Spaghetti Tacos @EclecticEveryday

Spaghetti Tacos @EclecticEveryday

Spaghetti Tacos

Ingredients:

12 taco shells
8 oz package of spaghetti noodles
shredded lettuce
sour cream

For the fresh tomato salsa:
1 tomato diced
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine
a dash of kosher salt

For the guacamole:
1 avocado
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine
the juice of 1 lime

For the taco ground beef:
1 lb ground sirloin
1/2 medium onion
1 garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup water

For spaghetti sauce:
1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
a dash of onion powder
a dash of garlic powder
a dash of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

1. Heat taco shells according to package directions. Add all ingredients for fresh tomato salsa to a large bowl. Mix well. Add all ingredients for guacamole to a bowl. Use a fork to mash avocado and mix well. For taco beef, add beef, onion, garlic herbs and spices to a large skillet. Brown meat. Add tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until thickened.

2. For spaghetti noodles, cook according to package directions. For spaghetti sauce, add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and simmer for at least 15 minutes.

3. Add noodles to sauce and mix well.

4. To assemble, prepare tacos as usual, except start with sauced noodles, then taco beef, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream.

11 Responses to “Spaghetti Tacos”

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    Angelia McGowan — October 18, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

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    Monet — October 18, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    This has to be the most intriguing meal I’ve seen all week. You never fail to provide me with the most creative ideas and the most beautiful photographs. Only you could make this look so very good! Thanks for sharing.

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    red kathy — October 18, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    Ok ANgie, Italian meets Mexican great idea! Sounds like a meal the teenagers would love!

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    grace — October 21, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    i remember the first time i saw these–i was so impressed. most clever and fun tacos ever, i say. 🙂

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