16 oz Creamette® Ziti
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 each garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
14 oz kidney beans, drained, rinsed
14 oz diced tomatoes, undrained
12 oz mild salsa
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded

Cooking Directions:

1.  Heat oven to 375º F.  Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

2.  Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook meat, green pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper for 10 minutes; or until vegetables are tender and meat is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.

3.  Stir in kidney beans, tomatoes and salsa; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. 

4.  In 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, stir together pasta and sauce until well blended; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts.