Can’t decide on whether to make spaghetti or chips and salsa? Well now with this secret sauce, you don’t have to have this debate with yourself anymore. I’m not talking about the secret Krabby Patty sauce from Spongebob. I’m talking about a special secret sauce. A sauce that’s so saucy, it’s like two sauces in one. In fact, that is exactly what it is: two different sauces in one. The name spalsa comes from spaghetti and salsa. So, I guess the secret is out, but that’s okay because when you taste the sauce, you’ll want to tell all of your friends, enemies, neighbors, and pets. If the secret was still a secret, no one would know the astonishing amazing-ness of this recipe. If you have chips or noodles and left over taco seasoning from a taco kit, you can experience the goodness of spalsa. Maybe you could use this sauce for your spaghetti from my post Simple, Speedy Spaghetti.
Time: 20-30 minutes
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
salt, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder
1.25 taco seasoning packet
1 lb of noodles
1 bag of tortilla chips
1/2 lb ground beef(optional)
1.) *Brown beef and season with seasonings to taste*
2.) At same time, boil and drain noodles
3.) Heat separate pan over medium heat, pour tomatoes in and heat until simmering
4.) Season tomatoes with the salt, seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Put in about 1/2 of the taco seasoning from the packet. Stir well
5.) *Pour over meat, stir* and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until everything is soft and blends in together.
6.) Pour over noodles or serve in bowl with chips
7.) Enjoy your spalsa!
Extra: If you are using this as spaghetti, you can serve it with parmesan cheese. If you are serving as salsa, you can serve it with shredded cheddar cheese. If you have left-overs, you can decide whether you want to use the spalsa as spaghetti sauce or salsa the next day.
*Skip this step if not using beef
Pictures from: http://unclesamint.com/Tomatoes.html, http://www.slashfood.com/2011/01/20/mark-bittmans-tortilla-chips-recipe-of-the-day/, http://www.marksanborn.com/blog/the-secret-sauce-of-sales-success/