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       Title: Mexican Pasta Pie
  Categories: Mexican, Pasta, Pies/pastry, Poultry
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     1/2 ea Onion, finely chopped
      28 oz Can tomatoes w/juice,
            -coarsely chopped
       1 pk (1.25 oz) Taco seasoning mix
      16 oz Can black beans, rinsed and
            -drained
       4 c  Cooked ziti or penne pasta
            -(1 3/4 cup dried pasta)
       2 tb Olive oil
       1 c  Part-skim ricotta cheese
       2 ea (8-ounce) Chicken=boneless,
            -skinless breast halves,
            -cut in 1/2 pieces
       1 c  Shredded Cheddar or
            -Mexi-blend cheese
  
   (Leave out the chicken to convert to a vegetarian meal.)
   
   Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease a 7- x 11-inch baking dish.
   
   In a medium nonreactive bowl, mix onions, tomatoes, taco mix and black
   beans.  Toss pasta with olive oil.
   
   Spread 1 cup tomato mixture on bottom of baking dish.  Add cooked
   pasta. Dot with ricotta and then spread with a knife.  Stir chicken
   pieces into remaining tomato mixture and spoon over ricotta. Sprinkle
   with shredded cheese.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes.  Serve immediately.
   
   From Sun-Sentinel Food Section, Thursday, July 20, 1995 “Meals in
   Minutes” Posted by:  Sonya Wiren 7/20/95
  
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