Slow Cooker

Fajita Style Spaghetti and Beef Meatballs

with cheddar-jack and sour cream

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • ½ oz. Cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. Fajita Seasoning
  • 10 oz. Pepper and Onion Mix
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    3 oz. Sour Cream
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    3 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • 32 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
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    15 oz. Spaghetti
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    ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    1.26 oz. Chipotle Light Mayo
  • 20 oz. Ground Beef

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    686
  • Carbohydrates
    77g
  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Sodium
    1663mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem and coarsely chop cilantro. Combine ground beef, mayonnaise, panko, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Form into 18 meatballs, about the size of golf balls.

  2. 2

    Start the Meal

    Place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if desired. Fold top edges in before putting on lid. Combine marinara, pepper and onion mix, seasoning blend, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a clean slow cooker. Top with meatballs. Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4 hours.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    After 3 ½ hours, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta into a colander.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    After 4 hours, stir pasta into slow cooker. If too dry, add reserved pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Bon appétit!

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