Taco Pasta Salad

This is another recipe I found on Facebook thanks to my friend, Brandi.  This was another family success.  It’s quick to put together, simple and very tasty.  Enjoy!

-16 oz garden rotini pasta
-1 lb extra lean ground beef
-3/4 cup water
-1 envelope taco seasoning
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-1 large green pepper, chopped
-1/2 red onion, diced
-1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
-1 (16 oz ) can olives, pitted and drained
-1 (16 oz) bottle classic Catalina dressing
Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain, rinse with cold water, drain and pour into big salad bowl.
Meanwhile, brown the ground beef.  Add the water and seasoning and mix well.  Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let it cool a little. Once cooled pour over pasta.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir very well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Enjoy!

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