Tacos were on the menu every week when my kids were growing up. Often when we’d run out of taco shells and tortillas, I would put the taco meat on pasta, it became another one of our favorite meals! I was really missing it once I chose to eliminate gluten and wheat from my diet. I am loving all the new alternative pastas that are coming out. Two of my favorite Trader Joe’s pastas are their Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Fusilli, which is a perfect replacement for most dishes and their Organic Black Bean Rotini which taste great in Mexican dishes. Taco Tuesday can’t come soon enough!


  • Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini, 1 package
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • Your favorite Taco seasoning (I use Simply Organic Taco Seasoning)

Optional Toppings: (choose one or more)

  • sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salsa or pico de galo
  • ready-made organic guacamole (I love Wholly Guacamole, no cilantro! I have that gene that makes it taste like soap… yuck!)
  • sour cream


  1. Prepare pasta and taco meat per package directions.
  2. Top with one or more choices from the optional toppings list. Enjoy!!