So my husband Brian has been asking me to post one of his favorite recipes’s for some time now. I made him this recipe 6 years ago when we met. He likes to tell me that when I made this recipe he knew he'd love me forever! Brian is full of jokes might I tell you. So it's called Cowboy Pasta. I didn't get this recipe from any sites I was reading an old cookbook from like 1970 and seen a recipe called "Working Man’s Pasta".. It was pinto beans, boxed Mac & cheese with hot dogs. I was not a fan of that combination but I had the idea to cook it with hamburger meat. So I looked in the pantry and all I had was Velveeta shells & cheese and ranch style beans. I said, "This is what I'm trying for dinner!" couldn't have had a better combination of foods. It has had many different things added over the years but those three items are the base to Dani's Cowboy Pasta. I have given this recipe out for years and many people I know always tell me how great it tastes. This recipe will always be on my family favorites list.
This is what you need to make Cowboy Pasta.
This is something we add for heat but doesn't always get added.
Mix the beans and cook meat together
Cook pasta then add cheese and mix well.
Take meat mixture and add to pasta and your done.
Will look like this and taste very good.
What Ya'll Need:
1 lb. Hamburger meat2 cans Ranch Style Beans
2 (12 oz.) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner
1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies*
salt and pepper for taste
What to Do:
Cook hamburger meat; drain, add the beans and cook on medium heat covered. Cook Shells & cheese according to package. When done add both meat mixture and noodles together until completely combined and serve warm.
**Cooking Note: We have added broccoli and corn before and it was also very good. I almost always serve this with a vegetable and bread.